Regulatory Policies and Advocacy

JSI’s Regulatory Affairs Department provides regulatory, legislative, policy, and compliance counsel to JSI departments and clients. Specifically, the Regulatory Affairs Department provides services in three distinct areas: (1) federal compliance, (2) federal advocacy and strategy, and (3) state compliance and policy.

With decades of staff expertise at state public service commissions, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and in-house communications companies, the Regulatory Affairs Department advises clients, develops strategies, and implements projects for clients on a wide range of issues. Staff also partners closely with other JSI departments to identify, assess, and manage state and federal funding projects for clients.

JSI’s regulatory experts provide a broad range of support:

  • Represent clients before federal and state governmental agencies to advocate for policy changes or mitigate risk;
  • Advise clients on compliance with federal and state regulations;
  • Develop a strategic approach and message to key public officials in Congress; and
  • Advise clients on federal and state broadband funding opportunities (e.g., grants, loans, and subsidy programs).

For additional information about our regulatory services, please contact Jenn Holtz in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.


  • JSI is a proactive partner, closely attuned to the financial, technological, business, and policy developments unfolding across the industry.

  • Our team regularly meets with the FCC and PUC staff on regulatory initiatives and provides expert testimony in federal and state proceedings.

  • JSI plays a prominent role in industry and association forums, and it champions the interests of community-based, independent communications providers as policy is debated and formed.

  • Our staff is knowledgeable, accessible, and consistently receives positive feedback.

  • We give back to the industry and local communities through various charitable activities.

What Clients Say

JSI has been part of our team for 30 plus years. Their expertise and forward thinking philosophy in both regulatory matters and business opportunities have contributed greatly to the success of Hill Country Telephone Cooperative.
Delbert Wilson, General Manager
Hill Country Telephone


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