Judson (Jud) Cary is the Assistant Attorney General for Broadband at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, a unique position that supports the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) and the Broadband Deployment Board with legal, policy, legislative, strategy, and general counsel functions. Over the next few years, Colorado will disperse over $1B from federal and state funding for broadband deployment and digital equity. Working with the CBO, other state agencies, local governments, Tribal councils, trade groups, ISPs, and other stakeholders, Mr. Cary assists in establishing grant programs including grant structure, grant agreements, and subsequent compliance, monitoring, and enforcement actions.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cary worked as an engineer in the Artificial Intelligence Group of U S WEST (now Lumen). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Math and Computer Science, and Masters in Engineering, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After law school (Santa Clara University, cum laude), he worked as a patent attorney for the Silicon Valley-based law firm of Fenwick & West focusing on startups and pre-IPO companies, patents, and general intellectual property protection and counselling. Mr. Cary returned to Colorado and followed the legal chain of title from U S WEST, to MediaOne, to AT&T Broadband, now Comcast. He then served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of CableLabs – the collective research and development arm of the world-wide cable industry; and, General Counsel for the Society of Cable and Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE) – the technical training and education arm of the cable industry.