Frontier Communications Corporation today announced that Alton (AJ) Burton Jr., currently Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, has been promoted to Vice President. Burton will report to Group Vice President Ken Mason.
“With regulatory and legal experience across the telecom sector, AJ is a tireless advocate for Frontier’s work with the FCC’s Connect America Fund and broadband expansion throughout rural America,” Mason said. “We are excited about the great work he will continue to do for Frontier in his newly expanded role.”
As Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Burton was responsible for Frontier’s regulatory advocacy before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on issues including broadband deployment, video rollout, communications infrastructure, universal service, and regulatory parity. He advised the company regarding business considerations and compliance with FCC regulations and regulatory developments on all issues, including net neutrality, privacy, and video. He led internal teams in responding to enforcement complaints, investigations, data requests, and informal consumer complaints. He also worked with state and legislative teams regarding interaction of FCC proposals and regulations with state and legislative proposals, regulations, and laws. With this promotion, Burton assumes an expanded role in these areas.
Prior to joining Frontier, Burton was an attorney at Hogan Lovells. He served as a visiting Law Clerk for the Honorable John D. Bates, and was an attorney with the State of Connecticut’s Division of Public Defender Services. Burton earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland and his law degree from The University of Virginia School of Law.