October 26, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and technology innovators, today released the following statement after President Biden named current interim FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as the Commission’s permanent leader and nominated Gigi Sohn as a Commissioner.
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter said:
“Now more than ever, the work of the FCC extends far beyond Washington and reaches into the very heart of our schools, workplaces, hospitals and homes. The past nineteen months have shown us how much the Commission’s work matters. In Jessica Rosenworcel, President Biden selected a leader with deep expertise and an enduring commitment to bringing technology and connectivity to all in America.
“Gigi Sohn is a passionate advocate for the promise and potential of universal connectivity and will bring formidable knowledge of the issues and the workings of the Commission to her role.
“Both understand the power of broadband to make real progress in advancing social justice, healthcare, education, and sustained economic growth and opportunity. USTelecom and our members across the nation and the globe will continue to be ‘all-in’ as a partner to Chair Rosenworcel, her fellow commissioners and the dedicated FCC staff in shaping smart, common sense and pro-consumer communications polices that look firmly to the future to build a truly connected, innovating, inclusive, and globally competitive nation.”
USTelecom is the national trade association representing technology providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband. Visit us at www.ustelecom.org.