Sachs Joins Global Crossing Board


National Cable & Telecommunications Association president Robert Sachs has been named a director of Global Crossing, the bankrupt telecommunications carrier that will be controlled by Singapore Technologies Telemedia once it emerges from reorganization.

Global Crossing announced Sachs' appointment along with a slate of other new directors in a press release Monday.

In an interview, Sachs said he did not expect the cable industry to find itself at odds with Global Crossing on various regulatory issues at the Federal Communications Commission.

"Most of their business is overseas. If any regulatory issues should arise that create a conflict with NCTA policy positions, I would immediately recuse myself from participating in Global Crossing board decisions," he added.

Global Crossing describes itself as a telecommunications provider using an Internet-protocol-based network that reaches 27 countries and more than 200 major cities around the world. The company tumbled into bankruptcy in January 2002.