Paul Garnett is a Director in Microsoft's Technology Policy Group, where he focuses on promoting higher-bandwidth, more efficient and ubiquitous spectrum-based broadband connectivity. Paul has also supported Microsoft's Mobile Business on various business- and policy-related activities.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Paul spent 17 years in Washington, DC, where he focused on telecommunications law and policy. Paul was Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, at CTIA-The Wireless Association, where he represented the U.S. wireless industry before the Federal Communications Commission and the United States Congress. Paul also worked at the Federal Communications Commission in its Wireline Competition Bureau leading complex rulemakings developing universal service and intercarrier compensation regulations. Paul was an Associate in Swidler Berlin's telecommunications practice representing telecommunications and broadband start-ups. In addition, Paul was a Consultant at Price Waterhouse advising on the privatization of state-owned telecommunications and utility monopolies.
Paul earned his bachelor's degree in political science at Union College and his law degree at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.