41st Annual Everett C. Parker Lecture & Awards Breakfast
Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel will deliver the 41st Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture.
The 41st Annual Parker Lecture will offer FCC Chair Rosenworcel an opportunity to reflect on her dramatic impact on the world of communications policy. By the time of this year’s lecture, Rosenworcel will become the longest-serving FCC commissioner of anyone appointed since 1975, giving her a unique perspective on the range of telecommunications issues that impact society today.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will be recognized with this year’s Everett C. Parker Award.
Sen. Duckworth will be honored for her leadership in the passage of the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act early this year. The law gave the FCC the authority it needed to establish maximum rates for communications providers serving prisons, jails and similar facilities—including in-state rates. Passage of the legislation capped a decade of work by UCC Media Justice to help incarcerated persons stay in touch with their loved ones without paying exorbitant rates for communications services.