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Qwest chairman is named the leader of FCC council

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Joseph P. Nacchio, chairman and chief executive officer of Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc., has been named to head the Federal Communications Commission's Network Reliability and Interoperability Council.

The council was formed in 1992 to bring together leaders of the telecommunications industry and telecommunications experts from academic, consumer and other organizations to explore and recommend measures that will enhance network reliability.

The organization's original membership came from the telephone industry but has been expanded over the years to include the cable, wireless and satellite industries.

Nacchio also is vice chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a group of industry executives that provides advice on security and emergency preparedness issues to President Bush. Nacchio is scheduled to become chairman of NSTAC later this year.