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.

Updated: Statement of Gigi Sohn on FCC’s Abdication of its Authority to Protect Consumers and Likely Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai just announced that he will release a draft order tomorrow that, if adopted, would reclassify broadband Internet access as a deregulated “information service”, repeal the FCC’s 2015 network neutrality rules and replace them only with a transparency rule. The following statement should be…

CSPAN: Media Ownership in the US


Television industry analysts talked about the proposed merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Corporation, which would create the nation’s largest group of television stations. They spoke about what the merger would mean for issues such as competition, local content, and media diversity, as well as broader questions relating to…

The Verge: The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price


Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is setting a record pace for deregulating the communications industries. Since becoming chairman in January, he has, among other things, reinstated an outdated rule that allows TV companies like Sinclair to become massive, proposed to deregulate broadband and eliminate the agency’s popular net neutrality…

Medium: Fighting for Fast, Fair and Open Networks


February 26, 2015 was the proudest day of my professional career. On that day, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the strongest ever network neutrality rules grounded in the strongest legal authority. The rules prohibit broadband Internet Service Providers like Comcast and AT&T from blocking, throttling, or otherwise favoring or…