Connect Americans Now (CAN) Congratulates Chairwoman Rosenworcel, Gigi Sohn and Alan Davidson on FCC and NTIA Leadership Nominations

Coalition Commends Rosenworcel’s Longstanding Commitment to Eliminating the Digital Divide, Leadership to Protect and Expand Connectivity as Acting Chairwoman

Press Release
October 26, 2021
Contact: Jon Conradi
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Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Tuesday on President Biden’s designation of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel as Permanent Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nomination of Gigi Sohn to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC and nomination of Alan Davidson to serve as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

“Connect Americans Now congratulates Chairwoman Rosenworcel for her historic designation to lead the FCC at a critical time for the future of digital equity and opportunity in America,” stated Cullen. “CAN applauds Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s longstanding dedication to eliminating the digital divide, especially her tireless advocacy on the homework gap and her leadership as Acting Chairwoman to protect and expand access to broadband connectivity during the pandemic.”

“As Acting Chairwoman, Rosenworcel managed the implementation of several vital programs, including the Emergency Broadband Benefit Fund which has helped more than six million households afford broadband service during the pandemic — and helped further underscore the need for permanent broadband adoption solutions,” Cullen said. “We look forward to continuing to work with Chairwoman Rosenworcel and the Commission to advance permanent solutions to completely eliminate the digital divide in every American community.”

“CAN also congratulates Gigi Sohn and Alan Davidson on their nominations to serve in positions critical to advancing digital equity and expanding broadband connectivity,” Cullen said. “Both the FCC and NTIA will play a vital role in implementing policies to permanently bridge the digital divide.”

Founded in 2017, Connect Americans Now (CAN) is a broad-based coalition of more than 300 companies and organizations representing leading voices in agriculture, education, health care, veterans’ issues, technology and small business — committed to urgent action to completely eliminate the digital divide in every American community.

Read more on CAN and its mission HERE.


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