Benton Welcomes Rosenworcel Renomination

On June 13, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intent to renominate Jessica Rosenworcel to be a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:

“Benton is happy to hear that Jessica Rosenworcel could return to the Federal Communications Commission. As a commissioner, Rosenworcel was a leader on a number of issues. She worked to give new meaning to the FCC’s public safety mandate in the Digital Age. She helped modernize the E-rate program to ensure that all students have access to the latest education tools made possible by fast, affordable broadband. She recognized that those students also need reliable, robust broadband access at home so they can complete school assignments. Rosenworcel’s experience and leadership make her an ideal candidate to help shape the future of telecommunication policy.”