Loveland Ward 3 City Councilor and Loveland Communications Advisory Board (LCAB) liaison John Fogle has been chosen as one of 12 municipal representatives from across the U.S. to serve on the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC). Fogle is the IAC’s only Colorado representative and will serve a two-year term.
The IAC provides guidance, expertise, and recommendations to the Commission on a range of telecommunication issues. The FCC reauthorized the IAC on Nov. 8, 2019. Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of 30 elected and appointed officials from municipal, county, state, and Tribal governments last week.
Fogle has served on Loveland’s City Council since 2011 and has been a member of the National League of Cities Information, Technology and Communications (NLC-ITC) federal advisory committee for six years. He was an early advocate for Loveland’s municipal broadband network and has held various roles including council liaison to the Broadband Taskforce and LCAB. LCAB advises council on broadband and communication matters, including Loveland Pulse, the City’s communications utility that provides high-speed internet and voice service to residents and businesses.
Fogle has been in the technology field for 38 years and has owned and operated an IT consulting and sales business for the past 13 years.
“Councilor Fogle’s appointment is a huge benefit for Loveland Pulse and the northern Colorado region. The need for ubiquitous access to affordable, reliable communications technology is undeniable and has never been more important,” said Brieana Reed-Harmel, City of Loveland Fiber Manager. “Councilor Fogle understands the technical, municipal, and business sides of telecommunications as well as the unique needs of our communities. He will not only be a voice for Loveland and Colorado at the federal level, but he will bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and passion to the IAC.”
“I am proud to bring my expertise to the IAC as the FCC continues to explore public access to information systems and telecommunications,” said Fogle. “I have been fortunate to work closely with Loveland and surrounding cities on broadband issues through my work as a city councilor and NLC-ITC and look forward to continuing my work advising on the broadband industry, 5G and more.”