Ansley Erdel focuses her practice on telecommunications and technology issues. She represents a variety of clients including trade associations, telecommunications service providers, wireless telephone carriers, computer manufacturers, and the music industry as well as Fortune 500 companies and industry coalitions.
Ansley is deeply engaged in spectrum policy, having played a large part in ensuring the passage of voluntary incentive auctions of broadcaster spectrum and continuing to seek ways to address the spectrum crunch to meet the growing demands of mobile broadband. She has spent a significant amount of time on carriage issues, from retransmission consent in the cable industry to performance rights for the music industry. Ansley has advocated for interoperability for wireless carriers, and has been engaged on efforts to reform the Universal Service Fund. She has worked to advance “Main Street Fairness” whereby internet retailers would collect sales tax as is required for brick and mortar retailers.
Ansley has served in a variety of roles for clients. She has been deeply involved in industry lobbying coalitions, both coordination and management of such groups, and often serving as a company representative within a particular group on behalf of clients. She has assisted many clients in raising their profile on Capitol Hill, and often works on a political level with clients to develop and implement Political Action Committee (PAC) plans.
Prior to joining Alpine, Ansley worked for former Congressman Nathan Deal who now serves as the Governor of Georgia. Ansley managed the telecommunications and consumer protection-related agenda for Congressman Deal, then a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She has maintained strong relationships on the Hill, particularly among the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Commerce Members and their staff, as well as a strong relationship with Governor Deal and his legislative and political teams.
Ansley is a University of Georgia alum, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband, Grant and their three children.