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Mike J. Lynch

Mike J. Lynch

Director, Broadband & Digital Equity City of Boston, MA

Professional Bio

Mike Lynch transitioned from public policy in a media relations & marketing environment into a communications job within an IT environment just before the Telecommunications Act of 1996 became law. 25 years later and he’s still in the same job and loves it!

In this capacity, he’s responsible for all aspects of licensing of wireless and cable television franchises; funding Digital Equity & Inclusion efforts of the City and PEG support; mediating consumer issues for cable service, performance, rates and construction; programming government and educational television; collaborating with the Boston Neighborhood Network Media; certifying telecommunications under the city’s Office of Telecommunications Policy

Successively, he’s worked as a freelance photojournalist, weekly newspaper manager, mayor’s press secretary, City Hospital and public health communications director and mayoral policy advisor.

Mike’s active in local telecomm and community programming issues through the Mass. Municipal Assoc., Mass. Chapter of NATOA, and the WGBH Community Advisory Board.

On the local community level, he volunteers at a number of organizations including Boston Main Streets, Boston Latin School Association, Boston Light Swim, Boston community centers where he also coached youth soccer, basketball and lacrosse. He’s a graduate of UMass. (BSIT) certified in Project Management (UMass) and PTI's GCIO (Rutgers) program.

When he's not at work, he's usually on the water in Boston Harbor where he's a slow swimmer and and struggling boatsman.

Mike’s married with 2 adult children.

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