Gigi Sohn


Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate

Sohn is one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable and democratic communications networks. For nearly thirty years, she has worked across the country to defend and preserve the fundamental competition and innovation policies that have made broadband Internet access more ubiquitous, competitive, affordable, open and protective of user privacy. In addition to her position at Benton, Gigi is the Executive Director of the American Association for Public Broadband.

On October 26, 2021, President Joseph Biden nominated Gigi Sohn for commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission.

Gigi's Articles:

How to Build a Public Broadband Network

Three Challenges for 2024

From Detours to Destinations

Broadband, Social Justice, and the Future of Universal Connectivity

Reflections on a Diverse Career in Communications Law and Policy

Mapping, Impact & Adoption: A Research Agenda for Effective Rural Broadband Policy

Remembering Henry Geller

The Most Important Privacy Case You've Never Heard Of (with Jeff Gary in TechDirt)

Digital Equity and Broadband Adoption

State of Broadband 2020

The Not So Good, Very Bad and Really Weird Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

Moving backwards: consolidation, deregulation & lack of accountability in the US media and broadband industries

Nothing is Normal About the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Review

Social Justice or Inequality: The Heart of the Net Neutrality Debate

Flexibility, Humility, Connectivity: Three Ingredients for a Successful Career

Cities (and States) are Doing it for Themselves

Bending the Arc Towards Media and Social Justice

Sen. Warner’s Platform Regulation: A good step forward, but what about ISPs?

Access and Affordability Policy for an Open Internet Ecosystem

Competition Policy for an Open Internet Ecosystem

Regulatory Oversight and Privacy Policy for an Open Internet Ecosystemm

The U.S. Needs a New Policy Framework for an Open Internet Ecosystem

First Lifeline, Now Broadband Program for Schools and Libraries in the FCC’s Crosshairs

Defending the Indefensible: Chairman Pai’s Lifeline Reversal Will Widen the Digital Divide

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