For over twenty years, Mr. Pociask has worked in and consulted for telecommunications and high-tech industries. As president of TeleNomic Research, a consulting firm specializing in public policy analysis for information technology industries, he is responsible for a wide variety of applied economic studies. A number of his studies are filed at both federal and state regulatory commissions, and recently have included topics such as rate reform, deregulation and productivity incentive plans.
Mr. Pociask has appeared before the FCC in its open forums and at its staff meetings. He has spoken to numerous state and local legislators on broadband issues, and testified before the Congressional Subcommittee for Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection on Internet and broadband legislation.
He has written about deregulation, long-distance industry cost structure, local exchange competition, the economics of multimedia data networking and cable competition. His study, “MCI WorldCom’s Sprint Toward Monopoly: An Analysis of the Proposed Telecommunications Merger,” co-authored with Dr. Jack Rutner and sponsored by the Economic Policy Institute, accurately predicted the Department of Justice’s decision to block the merger. He has appeared numerous times in the media, including Bloomberg News, CNBC, Telecommunications Reports, Telephony, Congressional Quarterly, America’s Network, NetworkMagazine and CNET Radio.
Mr. Pociask previously served as chief economist and executive vice president for Joel Popkin and Co., an economic consulting firm in Washington, DC. Before this assignment, he was chief economist for a major telecommunications provider. He has completed his Ph.D. coursework in economics and has an M.A. in economics from George Mason University.