Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel issued a statement today to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996. She also hosted a video featuring telecommunications policy leaders’ thoughts about the Act, the biggest overhaul of U.S. communications policy in over half-a-century. Today’s new video features past and present Congressional, Commission, and NTIA leaders discussing the Act. In addition to Rosenworcel, speakers include Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Frank Pallone, Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Congressman Fred Upton, former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Larry Irving, former FCC Commissioner Susan Ness, former FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani, and former FCC Commissioner Rachelle Chong.
Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel will also join Congresswoman Jahana Hayes of Connecticut for a Twitter chat on the E-Rate education and library broadband funding program and the 25th Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcelFCC) has made bridging the Homework Gap a priority during her tenure as FCC Commissioner and her Acting Chairwomanship. Congresswoman Hayes (@RepJahanaHayes) is a former National Teacher of the Year and a leader in education policy and connectivity needs as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor.
The Twitter chat begins at 2:30 p.m. E.T. and can be followed at #TelecomActChat.
- Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel Commemorates 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Telecom Act
- Video featuring telecommunications policy leaders’ thoughts about the Act
- Rosenworcel & Congresswoman Hayes Twitter Chat on 1996 Telecom Act