Kathleen Abernathy has served both the private and public sector as a communications and technology lawyer. Her recent move to Frontier Communications as chief legal officer and executive vice president blends all facets of her background as she aims to bring widespread broadband access to rural America.
Poised to become the largest rural telephone company in the U.S., Frontier is actively working with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff to implement President Obama's mandate to ensure that all Americans have broadband access, Abernathy says. She's no stranger to the FCC--Abernathy served as commissioner from 2001 to 2005. Most recently she was a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer.