Tony Perez

Director, Office of Cable Communications - City of Seattle
Seattle , WA
Tony Perez is the director of the Seattle Office of Cable Communications and President-elect of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). In addition to his duties as a cable regulator, Tony provides thought leadership, policy development and strategic advice to ensure that communities are positioned to exploit the transformational nature of Broadband technology for the benefit of their residents, businesses and institutions. Mr. Perez spearheaded a multi-year exploration of a next generation network in Seattle and developed the strategic goal adopted by Seattle Task Force of Telecommunications Innovation, which concluded that Seattle needed a Fiber to the Home network in order to ensure its economic competitiveness. Tony has spoken at national and international events on the social and economic benefits of FTTH. He currently serves on the FCC's Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age and is a member of the Advisory Board to the University of Washington's Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic.