FCC Chairwoman Can Build on Longstanding Commitment and Unprecedented Momentum for Action to Help Permanently Eliminate the Digital Divide
December 7, 2021
Contact: Jon Conradi
Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Tuesday on the U.S. Senate confirmation of Jessica Rosenworcel as chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“Connect Americans Now congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her historic confirmation as the first permanent chairwoman to lead the FCC,” Cullen said. “Chairwoman Rosenworcel has been a dedicated champion for greater digital equity and broadband connectivity and will have a unique opportunity to build on her longstanding commitment and the unprecedented momentum for action to help permanently eliminate the digital divide in every American community.”
“The FCC will play a critical role in the successful implementation of programs to support broadband adoption in underserved communities, deploy broadband in unserved areas and fix the nation’s tracking of progress against the digital divide through accurate maps,” Cullen continued. “CAN looks forward to continuing to work with Chairwoman Rosenworcel and members of the Commission to ensure every American, regardless of zip code, has access to the digital technology, tools and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy and classroom.”
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 how the FCC can act to help increase digital equity and close the broadband gap HERE.
Learn more about Connect Americans Now HERE.