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.

Washington Post: The never ending battle over net neutrality is far from over. Here’s what’s coming next.


The Federal Communications Commission's vote on Thursday to repeal its net neutrality rulesmarked the end of a brief experiment by the network regulator to rein in the tremendous power of Internet providers by treating them like the highly-regulated telecoms. Now, providers will be allowed to speed up some websites — and block or slow down others…

NY Daily News: Online Innovation at Risk Following FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality Rules


Today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealing its 2015 network neutrality rules will have an especially negative impact on online innovation.  The rules prohibited broadband providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from favoring or disfavoring any online content. Specifically, the rules prohibited broadband providers from blocking or throttling…

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…

CSPAN: Communicators Roundtable Discussion on Net Neutrality


Telecommunications advocates Gigi Sohn and Robert McDowell talked about internet regulation. The Federal Communications Commission was scheduled to vote on December 14, 2017, on reversing rules adopted in 2015 by former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler.(D) These “net neutrality” rules required internet providers to allow content providers equal access to networks and reclassified broadband service as…