SHLB Welcomes Biden FCC, NTIA Appointments
October 26, 2021


For Immediate Release

Alicja Johnson
Communications Manager
(571) 308-6171

Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2021) - Today, President Joe Biden announced plans to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn to serve as Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission, designating Rosenworcel to serve as the FCC Chair. President Biden also intends to nominate Alan Davidson for Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). 

John Windhausen, executive director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, made the following statement:

“We are extremely pleased with President Biden’s announcements to appoint three outstanding leaders for the FCC and NTIA. Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel has been a longtime champion for anchor institution broadband connectivity, particularly with her support of the E-rate program and passion for addressing the homework gap. Gigi Sohn’s unparalleled commitment to the public interest will bring a fresh perspective to broadband issues and policies. Furthermore, Alan Davidson’s deep industry and government experience gives him the credentials to bring strong leadership to NTIA as it administers multiple broadband funding programs in the near future. I’m confident that today’s appointees will do great things for anchor institution connectivity and for the country. The SHLB Coalition congratulates Rosenworcel, Sohn, and Davidson on their upcoming nominations, and wishes them a speedy confirmation.” 


About SHLB:
The SHLB Coalition is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) advocacy organization that supports open, affordable, high-quality broadband connections for anchor institutions and their surrounding communities. The SHLB Coalition is based in Washington, D.C. and has a diverse membership of commercial and non-commercial organizations from across the United States. To learn more, visit

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