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Jeff Campbell

Vice President

The Americas of Global Government Affairs

Jeffrey A. Campbell is Vice President, The Americas of Global Government Affairs for Cisco Systems, Inc., the global leader for networking for the Internet. Mr. Campbell leads government affairs activities for Cisco in the western hemisphere. Since 2001, he has been responsible for developing and implementing Cisco’s public policy agenda with respect to telecommunications, trade, energy, environment, security and technology issues. In addition to his expertise in telecommunications regulation, Mr. Campbell has been involved in public policy with respect to intellectual property law, Internet regulation, energy regulation, international trade and information technology regulation.

Mr. Campbell is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Emerging Technologies Fund, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Arts + Labs and the Canadian American Business Council.

Prior to Cisco, Mr. Campbell headed the Washington government affairs office of Compaq Computer. Mr. Campbell began his career as a telecommunications regulatory attorney with the Washington, D.C. office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.

Mr. Campbell received his B.A. in History from Yale University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Articles

February 26, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Statement on FCC Decision to Regulate the Internet

“When the FCC Chairman’s office originally unveiled open Internet rules last year, Cisco cheered the proposal, because we support an open Internet and believe that balanced rules that protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior are necessary and appropriate. Unfortunately, the rules adopted by the FCC today bear little resemblance to the original proposal. They impose […]

December 11, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on FCC’s Order to Increase Funding for E-Rate

Today’s decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to increase funding for E-Rate represents a giant leap forward in fulfilling the goal of connecting every classroom in America to high-speed wireless Internet in the next five years. This is a truly landmark decision, the effects of which will be felt for a generation.  Not only […]

November 12, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on Open Internet Rules

Cisco supports an open Internet and believes that the FCC should adopt balanced rules without imposing the draconian regulatory requirements known as Title II. Heavy-handed regulation under Title II could significantly inhibit new investments in broadband networks and limit new innovation and business models. Consumers should have access to all legal Internet content.  But overly […]

November 11, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on ITA Expansion

“The agreement between the United States and China to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement represents a major breakthrough in the global trade agenda. This agreement is expected to eliminate duties on over 200 information and communications technology (ICT) product categories, representing approximately $1 trillion in annual global ICT sales. Now that the […]

May 15, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on U.S. Federal Communications Commission Decision on Open Internet Proceeding

Today’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission marks an important milestone in the effort to develop appropriate rules for an open Internet.  We at Cisco strongly favor a balanced approach that at once protects end users and content providers from unwarranted blocking, as well as drives innovation inside the network by allowing new technology and […]

February 5, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s E-Rate Announcement

“Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in his speech today made it clear that transforming the nation’s E-Rate program is one of his biggest priorities.  That is welcome news. The E-Rate program has done an incredible job of connecting 100,000 schools and libraries to the internet since its inception.  But technology has changed the way […]

July 19, 2013

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement on FCC Effort to Modernize E-Rate

In opening this rulemaking, the FCC has taken a major step toward modernizing the E-Rate program.   Since its inception 15 years ago, E-rate has connected over 100,000 schools and millions of children to the Internet in all 50 states.  It’s the cornerstone of America’s efforts to provide quality digital education to students, and its […]

May 22, 2013

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Immigration Bill

The immigration bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last night represents a major step forward on high-skilled worker reform.  Our nation has a strong culture of immigration, and we...