“Since joining Comcast in 2000, Beth has shown tremendous leadership on regulatory issues,” Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen said in a statement. “Her strong telecommunications experience and her history of working directly with our DC team make her invaluable.”
Choroser was previously Comcast’s executive director for regulatory affairs out of the company’s Philadelphia headquarters.
Comcast has come under closer scrutiny by regulators and lawmakers over the last few years as the company sought high-profile mergers with NBCUniversal and Time Warner Cable. The NBC deal was approved in 2011, but Comcast’s attempt to acquire Time Warner in 2015 was blocked by the Justice Department over antitrust concerns after Democratic lawmakers like Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) decried big mergers in the cable and media space.
Choroser takes over at a time when regulators are looking more closely at Internet providers’ privacy protections for customers. The FCC just this week issued new rules requiring providers like Comcast and Verizon to obtain customers’ explicit consent before using or sharing their app usage, browsing history and other behavioral data with marketing firms and other third parties.