Patrick Ryan

Policy Counsel, Open Internet - Google Inc.
Mountain View , CA
Patrick is Policy Counsel, Open Internet at Google.  Previously, Patrick was Vice President at NextG Networks, the country's largest Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) provider.  For the past 15 years, Patrick has worked as a consultant and an attorney on right-of-way and wireless siting issues for various carriers in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe.  In addition to his work in the private sector, Patrick is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder (teaching telecommunications policy and international law), and academically, has participated in various studies on community needs and concerns related to telecommunications growth.  Patrick studied law at the University of Texas at Austin, and holds a PhD from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).