I just ran across this CircleID interview of Richard Whitt, Google's Washington Telecom and Media Counsel. It is worth a read.
Currently, the DC Google fascination cycle is in the throes of wondering if the company is setting itself up for an Icarus-like fall for having the CEO stand too close to the President (repeatedly), or whether it is now an increasingly sober Beltway player who is engineering the game the way it was meant to be played (i.e, getting a think tank to play that ever so helpful "third-party" role).
Regardless of where you stand, you can't help but be impressed of what impact that Google has had on the communications landscape in such a relatively short amount of time. And, the policy side of this work falls under Whitt's purview. (The billions spent on the business side doesn't hurt either).