ORG FCC Title Senior Deputy Chief BIO Thomas Buckley is Senior Deputy Chief in the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau''s Telecommunications Access Policy Division. Mr. Buckley''s duties include, among other things, the management of the Universal Service Rural Health Care Pilot Program which was established by the Commission to facilitate the creation of a nationwide broadband network dedicated to health care. Mr. Buckley also manages a variety of issues and proceedings related to the universal service high-cost program. Prior to that, Mr. Buckley served as Legal Counsel to the Chief of the FCC''s Wireline Competition Bureau and an Attorney-Advisor in the Bureau. Before he joined the Commission, Mr. Buckley was an associate in the communications group at the law firm of Reed Smith, LLP.