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FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to Lead Federal Communications Commission

On January 21, 2021, President Joe Biden designated FCC Member Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting FCC Chairwoman. Find the original press release here

5G Americas has the following statement regarding the announcement:

“Congratulations to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for being named the acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden. 5G Americas looks forward to continuing to work with the acting Chairwoman and the entire FCC on important wireless communications issues and opportunities for the U.S.”

For Immediate Release


WASHINGTON, January 21, 2021:

Today, President Joseph R. Biden designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. 

“I am honored to be designated as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden.  I thank the President for the opportunity to lead an agency with such a vital mission and talented staff.  It is a privilege to serve the American people and work on their behalf to expand the reach of communications opportunity in the digital age.”

In her time at the Commission, Rosenworcel has worked to promote greater opportunity, accessibility, and affordability in our communications services in order to ensure that all Americans get a fair shot at 21st century success. From fighting to protect net neutrality to ensuring access to the internet for students caught in the Homework Gap, she has been a consistent champion for connecting all. She is a leader in spectrum policy, developing new ways to support wireless services from Wi-Fi to video and the internet of things.

Prior to joining the agency, she served as Senior Communications Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, under the leadership of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV and Senator Daniel Inouye. Before entering public service, Jessica practiced communications law in Washington, DC.


Office of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel: (202) 418-2400

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action.  Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.  See MCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).

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