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Derek Slater, Senior Policy Analyst, Google Inc.
Derek Slater is a Senior Policy Analyst on Google's public policy team. Since joining the company's Mountain View team in 2007, Derek has focused on research and technology initiatives to help support the development of effective broadband policy. He is a member of Google's Fiber for Communities Project, which will build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks delivering 1 gigabit per second fiber connections to individual homes in one or more communities. He has also worked with Vint Cerf and a group of academic researchers to launch Measurement Lab, an open platform for broadband measurement that is now being used by the FCC and Greece's telecom authority, among others.
Prior to joining Google in September 2007, he was the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Activism Coordinator. Derek joined their staff after graduating in January 2006 from Harvard College with a B.A. cum laude in Government. He was also a researcher at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, becoming the first undergraduate to be named a student fellow.