Going private. . . Took him only 25 years, but Jonathan Adelstein, administrator of the Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service and before that commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, is leaving government work and heading to the private sector.
We’re hearing Adelstein, who worked for 15 years as a Senate aide — the last seven as a senior aid to then-Majority leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) is in line to become president and CEO of PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association, the trade association for the telecommunications infrastructure industry, which includes companies such as AT&T and Verizon as well as the people who build all those cell towers so you can actually make those calls, download that data and so on.