Washington DC (October 28, 2015) – The United States Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the appointment of Jessica Rosenworcel to a new five-year term on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ms. Rosenworcel has served as a commissioner on the FCC since 2013.
The Broadband Coalition, a collection of broadband providers united to promote competition and innovation policy, urged the Senate to confirm Commissioner Rosenworcel to a new term.
The following statement can be attributed to Jeff Sharp, a spokesperson for the Broadband Coalition:
“Jessica Rosenworcel has proven to be a tireless advocate for access, education, and competition.
“Priorities drive policy, and Commissioner Rosenworcel’s commitment to our schools and our children have placed important issues such as bridging the homework gap on the national agenda.
“As a champion of competition, Commissioner Rosenworcel has demonstrated her commitment to new networks and more choices for all Americans seeking greater access to broadband. Most recently, during the Tech Transitions Order, she helped unite the FCC around a set of core principles that guided the debate.
“We congratulate Commissioner Rosenworcel on her nomination and encourage the U.S. Senate to move swiftly to confirm her so that she can continue her important work on polices that encourage broadband competition, affordability and access for all Americans.”