David Young

VP Public Policy, Verizon

David E. Young, Vice President, Verizon Public Policy, is responsible for identifying and assessing emerging issues, developing corporate positions on Internet and technology industry policy matters, and assessing key technology and communications industry trends. He is also responsible for developing relationships with high technology industry members, technology associations, research institutes, and think tanks. Previously, he was responsible for items before the FCC dealing with broadband and emerging issues. Prior to 2000, he spent six years working in Verizon’s Research and Development (R&D) group on many advanced technologies including VoIP, data network architectures, and audio, video and image compression. David has been awarded twelve U.S. government patents for his R&D work. He is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

David is speaking at

General Advocacy
July 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


  • David Young (Speaker) VP Public Policy, Verizon
  • Michelle Persaud (Speaker) Chief Policy Counsel, T-Mobile
  • Nirali Patel (Speaker) Vice President for Global Public Policy, Comcast
  • Paolo Narciso (Speaker) Vice President of New Product and Program Development and Optimization, AARP Foundation


Join this conversation among broadband experts on digital equity initiatives for children, elders, and new immigrants. COVID-19 has highlighted the gaps in access to internet, hardware, and in digital literacy across communities. Telehealth and virtual learning have become integral to our society in accessing care and education. Panelists will explore how private companies, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations can work together to ensure broadband access for all.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

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