About

Gigi Sohn is a Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy, an Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government Fellow, a Mozilla Fellow,  and one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable and democratic communications networks. For nearly thirty years, Gigi has worked across the country to defend and preserve the fundamental competition and innovation policies that have made broadband Internet access more ubiquitous, competitive, affordable, open and protective of user privacy.

Statement of Gigi Sohn on the FCC’s December 14 Vote to Abdicate its Responsibility to Protect Consumers and Competition and Repeal the 2015 Net Neutrality Rules


On Thursday December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will approve by a 3-2 partisan vote an order that would reclassify broadband Internet access as a deregulated “information service” and repeal all but one of the FCC’s 2015 network neutrality rules, leaving in place only a transparency rule. The following…

1A: Ask the FCC


From late night TV to your Twitter feed, the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on net neutrality is a hot topic. The FCC has been reversing and revising a number of regulations, bringing a new level of attention to a federal body that’s usually not the subject of so much public debate. We’ll start off with…

Science Friday: Life in the Internet Slow Lane


The Federal Communications Commission is preparing for a final vote to repeal rules governing whether internet service providers can create fast lanes for certain kinds of content, or throttle the loading speeds of others. This was forbidden under so-called “net neutrality” rules imposed by the FCC under President Obama in…

Wired: HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF NET NEUTRALITY AND TELECOM UNDER TRUMP


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP isn’t known for consistency. He has even occasionally waffled on immigration, his signature issue. This tendency has been on display in recent weeks, as two federal agencies made starkly different moves on telecom policy. First, the Department of Justice sued to block AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. The next day,…

94.1 KPFA: Net Neutrality


Today, our host Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Gigi Sohn, who was the senior advisor to former-FCC Chair Tom Wheeler when he implemented net neutrality rules in 2015. We discuss the upcoming vote regarding net neutrality, which would also end the ability of the FCC to oversee how telecommunications…