The Broadband Data Task Force was established to implement long-overdue improvements to the agency’s broadband data and mapping tools. The Task Force will closely coordinate the Commission’s broadband mapping and data collection efforts across the various expert agency teams. Each of these teams is essential to the effort of ensuring the Commission, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, Tribal entities, and consumers will have access to granular nationwide information on the availability and quality of broadband services.
You can contact the Task Force via email at: BroadbandDataInquiries@fcc.gov.
For press and media inquiries, contact Anne Veigle at: Anne.Veigle@fcc.gov.
- Senior Implementation Officer
- Senior Counsel
C. Sean Spivey
- Legal Advisor
Jean Kiddoo, Chair
Jean Kiddoo is Chair of the Broadband Data Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission. Her primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of the Commission’s implementation of the Broadband DATA Act, which will require close coordination of Commission expertise and resources throughout virtually all of the Commission’s Bureaus and Offices. The Broadband Data Collection project will develop and implement the data collections, systems, and processes to give the Commission – as well as industry, state, local and Tribal entities, and consumers – the tools to accurately and precisely determine fixed and mobile broadband service availability and quality throughout the United States.
Jean also continues to serve as Chair of the Incentive Auction Task Force, where she oversees the transition efforts and reimbursement of broadcast TV and FM stations and MVPDs following the Broadcast Incentive Auction. Prior to joining the FCC in 2014, Jean was a senior partner in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology practice group at Bingham McCutchen LLP (now Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP), where her areas of practice included a wide variety of wireline, wireless, and mass media communications law and policy issues. Jean represented her clients before all 51 state public utility commissions, the FCC, Congress, and local municipal and county governments.
Jean is a past president of the Federal Communications Bar Association and received her J.D. law degree from the Catholic University of America and her B.A. undergraduate degree from Colgate University.
Chelsea Fallon, Senior Implementation Officer
Chelsea Fallon serves as the Senior Implementation Officer on the Broadband Data Task Force, overseeing and coordinating the technical implementation of the Broadband Data Collection systems and contracts, and ensuring that they fulfill the goals and requirements established by the Broadband DATA Act and the Commission.
Chelsea joins the Task Force from the Office of Economics and Analytics, where she serves as Chief of the Data Division. She has over 22 years of experience at the FCC, where she has worked on broadband deployment, data collection and analysis, system development, universal service, mobile competition, and spectrum access issues. Prior to her current positions, she served as Director of the FCC’s Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force and Deputy Chief of the Industry Analysis and Technology Division of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. During her first 13 years at the FCC, she held various positions in the Spectrum & Competition Policy Division, Auctions & Industry Analysis Division, and Office of the Bureau Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
Prior to joining the FCC, Chelsea was a Senior Research Analyst at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick in Washington, DC. She holds a B.A. from the College of William & Mary.
Sean Spivey, Senior Counsel
Sean Spivey serves as Senior Counsel to the Broadband Data Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission. In this role, Sean provides legal and policy guidance to the Task Force on matters related to implementation of the Broadband DATA Act and the Commission’s Broadband Data Collection.
Sean joins the Task Force from the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, where he currently serves as an Assistant Bureau Chief. He previously served as Wireless and International Advisor to former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Legal and Policy Advisor in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to joining the Commission, he was a Senior Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells US LLP, where he focused on telecommunications matters. He also worked at the Competitive Carriers Association and a law firm in Houston, Texas.
Sean earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law and his B.A. from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
John Cobb, Legal Advisor
John Cobb serves as the Legal Advisor to the Broadband Data Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission. In this role, John provides legal guidance to the Task Force on matters related to implementation of the Broadband DATA Act and the Commission’s Broadband Data Collection program.
John joins the Task Force from the Media Bureau, where he has served as an Attorney Advisor in the Policy Division. He joined the FCC in 2019 as a part of the Attorney Honors Program.
John received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law and his B.A. from the College of William & Mary.