Phillips named to Broadband Advisory Council

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Ashley Phillips, director of network engineering and operations at EATEL, to the Broadband Advisory Council.

Phillips also serves on the board of directors for the Ascension Credit Union as treasurer. He will serve as a member from the private sector representing a competitive local telephone exchange carrier, as required by state statute.

The Broadband Advisory Council is an entity within the Governor’s Office of Rural Development that serves to develop and implement a plan to increase broadband access and usage throughout the state.

Also appointed to the board were James Barnes of Oak Grove, and Jimmy Field of Baton Rouge.