OpenCape, a nonprofit organization that owns and operates Cape Cod’s 100 percent fiber optic network, has announced the appointment of Sarah B. Deutsch of Brewster to its board of directors.
“Sarah brings extensive and valuable experience in the telecommunications industry to the board and we look forward to working closely with her,” said John Campbell, chairman of the OpenCape Board of Directors and CIO of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network at Partners Healthcare.
Deutsch is a practicing attorney in the Washington, D.C. area handling copyright, trademark, privacy and internet policy issues. Previously she was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Verizon Communications where she was responsible for Verizon’s global IP practice, including copyrights, trademarks, patent licensing and unfair competition.
“Broadband has become an essential feature of our daily lives and, as demonstrated by the pandemic, is now a human rights issue,” said Deutsch. “I am passionate about OpenCape’s mission to make broadband accessible for everyone on Cape Cod and look forward to working with the board.”
Deutsch also managed Verizon’s privacy practice and worked on a broad set of global intellectual property policy issues, including Internet policy, online liability, privacy and related advocacy.
Deutsch also serves on the boards of the National Center for Health Research, a non-profit think tank based in Washington D.C.; the Electronic Frontier Foundation and ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
For more information visit www.opencape.org.