Paula Boyd partners with colleagues to develop Microsoft’s communications policy positions and she advocates those positions before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, and the Administration. She champions policy frameworks that advance network deployment, cloud and communications services involving issues such as broadband, 5G, subsea cables, spectrum, accessibility, mapping and robocalling.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms Boyd was Senior Counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Communications. While there, she drafted legislation, developed legislative strategy, organized Subcommittee and Committee hearings and briefings, managed consideration of bills before the Committee and on the Senate floor, and advocated the Senate position in House and Senate conferences. She handled issues such as broadband deployment, spectrum management, digital television transition, and competition in the telecommunications marketplace.
Ms Boyd began her legal career at Verner, Liipfert, McPherson and Hand where she worked on a variety of issues including litigation, transportation, and communications policy. Thereafter, she joined the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She also worked in the International Bureau on satellite policy at the FCC.
Ms Boyd graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School.
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