Trump nominates Net Neutrality proponent to FCC

According to International Business Times

President Donald Trump recently nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to resume her old job as commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, a role she held from 2012 until the start of 2017. She’s a democrat best known for supporting net neutrality while encouraging the tech industry to get more involved with media regulators and lawmakers.

Rosenworcel was originally ousted when lawmakers neglected to re-confirm her nomination while former President Barack Obama was still in office, despite his attempts to ensure her seat. The Washington Examiner reported Trump deliberately withdrew her nomination when he took office. That move temporarily gave Republicans a majority in the FCC. Since then, the FCC has voted to revoke net neutrality regulations. If Trump’s renewed nomination leads to her confirmation, as is expected, then this idealist could return to take on the telecom industry head on.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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