October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman on the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Gigi Sohn as Commissioner of the FCC, and Alan Davidson as Head of the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA):

“We commend President Biden for advancing key appointments to lead the United States’ digital infrastructure efforts, and congratulate Jessica on her historic designation as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, as well as Gigi and Alan on their nominations. These announcements come at a critical time. The United States’ infrastructure challenges have been magnified due to the global pandemic, and the need for significant investments to close the digital divide and increase connectivity has been sharply brought into focus. Digital infrastructure is the foundation connecting Americans to the economic and social benefits that flow from a well-connected online economy, including access to virtual healthcare services, online education, small business development resources, and remote working opportunities, among others. By prioritizing digital infrastructure, the U.S. government can help spur economic growth and job creation, incentivize domestic investment, and meet the current and future needs of all Americans. We urge the U.S. Senate to move swiftly to consider these nominations.”