About Us | Fred Goldstein
Fred Goldstein advises companies on technical, regulatory and business issues related to the telecommunications, cable and Internet industries, especially in areas where they overlap. He has guided many competitive telecommunications and Internet service providers on strategy, network architecture, design, and deployment issues, often focusing on the complex issues caused by regulatory changes and uncertainty. He has designed multifunction backbone networks for public and private sector clients. He has worked with equipment vendors to help refine their products for the American carrier market, has helped major enterprises and government agencies develop backbone networks, and helped wireless carriers with guidance in spectrum auctions. He has served as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings including intercarrier compensation, access to network elements, and the regulatory classification of services on multi-function networks.
Prior to joining Interisle, he was principal of Ionary Consulting; earlier, he was employed by Arthur D. Little Inc. in its Communications, Information and Electronics practice, and by TIAX LLC. He was previously with the Network Consulting Practice at BBN Technologies. He was earlier employed by Digital Equipment Corporation as an in-house telecommunications consultant, and as a strategic planner and product manager in its Networks and Communications business. Before that, he was corporate telecommunications manager for Bolt Beranek and Newman, after working for the telecom regulatory consulting firm Economics and Technology Inc.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He holds three patents in the area of Asynchronous Transfer Mode technology, including two for methods of congestion control and avoidance, and one for a LAN-oriented ATM switching system. .He is currently a columnist for TMCnet, a major technology web site, focusing on Telecom Policy issues. Books he has written include ISDN In Perspective (1992) and The Great Telecom Meltdown (2005).