Today, President Biden showed his commitment to bringing reliable, high speed internet service to every American by re-nominating Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and nominating Gigi Sohn to fill the FCC’s vacant seat. Rosenworcel and Sohn understand our complex telecommunications and media landscape, and will champion the concerns of workers and consumers as we build back better from the pandemic.
Jessica Rosenworcel is an experienced leader with a steady hand. Since her appointment as Acting Chair in January 2021, Rosenworcel has moved quickly and effectively to help consumers during the pandemic and close the digital divide. She understands the needs and concerns of the people who are most affected by the FCC’s decisions -- teachers and students, health care workers and patients, first responders and small businesses, and tens of thousands of telecom and media workers, including CWA members. Her focus on greater opportunity, accessibility, and affordability in our communications services, especially broadband services, and her tireless advocacy on behalf of workers and consumers has never been more important. Rosenworcel is exactly the kind of leader we need at the FCC.
Gigi Sohn has spent her career advocating for affordable internet access. She was a key ally for CWA members as we fought to protect jobs during the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, and she supports CWA’s effort to hold broadband service providers accountable through state regulatory oversight. Her voice, experience and expertise are needed on the FCC as it tackles major issues in the years ahead.
CWA enthusiastically supports these nominations and we urge the Senate to act quickly to confirm Rosenworcel and Sohn.