Mike Lynch transitioned from public policy and media into a IT/communications job just as the Telecommunications Act of 1996 became law. Twenty years later and he’s still doing the same job and loves it because it changes every day! In his role as director of the Broadband and Cable Office, Mike works on:
- the City’s license agreements with Boston's cable and broadband providers
- the wireless networks and carriers or providers who install Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) / Small Cell Antenna networks on street lights and in the public right-of-way
- acquiring the fiber assets for the City’s network (BoNet)
- community and civic engagement with Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) and Tech Goes home (TGH), and
- assists residents with issues related to cable, broadband and telecom consumer, performance, rates and construction.
He's President-elect of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), a local government professional group helping cities, towns and counties address issues including Wireless Siting, broadband planning, cable licensing, and other policy issues at the nexus of local government telecom, communications, and right-of-way policies.
Mike’s active in local telecom and community issues through the Public Technology Institute, Alliance for Community Media, Mass. Municipal Association, MassAccess, Mass. Chapter of NATOA, Madison Park VHS's Advisory Board and the WGBH Community Advisory Board.
On the community level, he volunteers at Main Streets, Boston Latin School Association, the Roche Community Center, and the Foundation for BCYF. He’s a graduate of UMass with certificates in Project Management (U.Mass) and Government CIO (Rutgers.)