Today, President Joe Biden nominated Anna Gomez for Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission.
Ms. Gomez has spent the bulk of her career serving the public interest at the FCC and at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. She currently serves as the Senior Advisor for International Information and Communications Policy at the U.S. Department of State. She previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the NTIA. She has also served at the FCC as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the International Bureau and worked in the Wireline Bureau and for former Chairman Bill Kennard. In those roles, she gained a depth of knowledge and experience on telecommunications and technology issues. Public Knowledge expects Ms. Gomez to support Chair Rosenworcel and the administration’s stated goals for broadband authority and oversight at the FCC, including net neutrality, universal service, affordable broadband access, and broader public interest protections.
The following can be attributed to Chris Lewis, President and CEO at Public Knowledge:
“For far too long, the Biden administration and Senate leaders have left us without a full, five-person FCC while important issues are in front of the agency. Anna Gomez has deep, demonstrated experience working for the public on telecommunications and technology issues. Her decades of experience in the telecommunications sector, most of those spent serving the public interest, will allow Ms. Gomez to get right to work at the FCC, which is critical to help the FCC move forward with its agenda of ensuring all people have access to communications services. Her work for the FCC and the NTIA will be beneficial as the administration and Congress increasingly look towards these two agencies to coordinate efforts to close the digital divide.
“As with any nominee, we expect Ms. Gomez’s confirmation process will help shed more light on her specific views on the issues and we look forward to learning more about those and how she would approach her role as a Commissioner. We urge the Senate to move quickly on her nomination as there is much important and pressing work before the FCC that will require a full Commission to accomplish.”
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