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[News] High-speed internet is a necessity, not a luxury: public advocate



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Gigi Sohn in 2022 during her nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The following article was published by CAI, local NPR for the Cape, Coast and Islands.


Gigi Sohn, ex-counselor to the Federal Communications Commission, will visit Falmouth and host a broadband forum on Tuesday.

Just as gas and electricity are treated as public utilities, the same should go for broadband internet, says Gigi Sohn.

As former counsel to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Sohn advised then-Chairman Tom Wheeler on telecommunications. Sohn was later President Biden's choice for FCC commissioner, though the Senate blocked those nominations.

Sohn is executive director of the nonprofit American Association for Public Broadband. She spoke with Morning Edition host Patrick Flanary ahead of a public forum on internet access in Falmouth.


The full article is available here.

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