Areas of Expertise:
House Democrats, telecom, trade, energy, environmental issues
Vince Jesaitis came to ITI in May of 2010 as director of government affairs focusing on telecommunications, trade, energy, and environmental issues, as well as other policy issues affecting the high-tech sector. In that time, Vince has worked on two issues that have been signed into law; the spectrum auction provisions in the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2012, and the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act of 2013.
Vince began his political career interning in Congress for U.S. Representative Dennis Moore (D-Kan.) in 2002 before moving on to work for U.S. Representative Gene Green (D-Tex.) in 2003. He spent nearly eight years there, the last three of which he served as Legislative Director. In that time, Vince covered most issues that came before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He specialized in telecommunications policy and legislation for a member who was active in expanding broadband deployment and access, as well as protecting and promoting a robust investment environment for broadband service providers. Vince was serving as legislative director to Green when he served on the subcommittees where both the Affordable Care Act and the American Clean Energy and Security Act originated. Vince also staffed Rep. Green as a shared committee employee while he was Chairman of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
Vince is originally from Brookfield, Missouri, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from William Jewell College in 2001. Vince is an Arlington resident and in his spare time he enjoys being a father and being active, including competing in the 117th (2013) and 118th (2014) Boston Marathons.
Blog Posts by Vince Jesaitis
The FCC just guaranteed U.S. leadership for 5G, and then some (ITI, July 14, 2016)
As you see “trainers” running around parks and city streets capturing Pokemon Go on their mobile phones, remind yourself of the amazing technologies at work enabling this augmented reality game that is ...
Optimizing the Internet of Things with an Enabling Strategic Vision (ITI, June 22, 2016)
Yesterday, Samsung Electronics’ Vice Chairman and CEO, Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, delivered the keynote address at Samsung’s “The Internet of Things: Transforming the Future” event in Washington, D.C., formally ...
Bring New Competition and Choice To The Set Top Box Market (ITI, April 22, 2016)
Consumer technology has changed immensely over the past twenty years because of competition. But the video set-top box market is an area where this has not been the case. With few exceptions, navigating ...
Driving toward greater autonomous vehicle innovation (ITI, March 15, 2016)
This week marks another important step in what has been a busy year in policy developments for autonomous and connected vehicles. On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold its first hearing exclusively ...
MOBILE NOW Act Enables Nation’s Internet of Things Innovation Potential (ITI, March 07, 2016)
From smartphones to household appliances to cars, today's world is hungry for connectivity to a degree that is outpacing our broadband infrastructure. Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee approved ...