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CWA Urges Swift Action on Sohn’s Nomination to the FCC

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We fully support the nomination of Gigi Sohn as Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and urge swift action on her nomination.

We are in a critical period of increased federal investment in broadband networks and digital equity initiatives, and the FCC has gone for too long without a fully seated commission. Continued delay on this nomination is inexcusable and only benefits large corporations who wish to avoid oversight and accountability.

Gigi Sohn has over 30 years of experience working on communications policy. Her meaningful leadership, dedication, and contributions cannot be overstated, as she has been instrumental in the success of many FCC programs, including on the issues of affordability, competition, open internet, modernization of the Lifeline program, and adoption of strong privacy rules for broadband providers. Sohn has also ensured that working people and underrepresented communities are front and center in charting the course for an equitable communications and media ecosystem. During the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, Sohn was a key ally in the fight to protect the jobs of the working families who ultimately ended up being harmed by the merger. Additionally, Sohn supports constructive collaboration with states to ensure effective mapping and oversight of broadband services and infrastructure.

Gigi Sohn is a highly qualified nominee. Her voice, experience, and expertise are just what the FCC and our country need to protect workers and consumers in our complex telecommunications and media landscape. The U.S. Senate majority must do what it should have done last year and end the needless delay tactics by a minority of Senate Republicans beholden to industry actors and swiftly confirm Gigi Sohn to the FCC.

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