Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr were sworn in today as commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:
The Benton Foundation congratulates Commissioners Rosenworcel and Carr as they begin their terms on the Federal Communications Commission. They both bring a wealth of experience to the challenges and opportunities facing the FCC.
Although the ways we communicate appear to change daily, the public interest principles enshrined in our communications laws remain paramount – robust and affordable wired and wireless service available to everyone, everywhere in the United States. As we embrace Internet-based communications and all the innovation it delivers, Benton looks forward to working with Commissioners Rosenworcel and Carr to promote broadband deployment and close the Digital Divide, while protecting consumers, innovation, and competition.