Carol Mattey is the principal of Mattey Consulting LLC, a Washington, D.C. metro area-based firm that provides regulatory, strategic and public policy advisory services to broadband providers, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and others active in the telecommunications industry, with a particular focus on government programs to fund broadband deployment. Prior to launching her own firm, Carol was Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the FCC from March 2010 to February 2017, focusing on modernizing the FCC’s universal service programs, including the creation and implementation of the Connect America Fund. She previously developed the universal service reform recommendations in the FCC’s National Broadband Plan delivered to Congress in 2010. From 2005 to 2009, she was a director in Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice advising private sector clients on business strategy and regulatory compliance matters. Between 1994 and 2004, she held several management positions at the FCC, including Deputy Bureau Chief, focusing on wireline policy issues including local competition, merger condition enforcement, privacy, and universal service. Earlier in her career, she worked on telecommunications, media and spectrum issues at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and was an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C.