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.

Benton Foundation Blog: First Lifeline, Now Broadband Program for Schools and Libraries in the FCC’s Crosshairs


Recently I wrote about how the new Federal Communications Commission majority revoked the approval of nine companies to become Lifeline providers and how that would weaken the Lifeline program and widen the digital divide. Now it appears that the E-Rate program, which makes broadband services more affordable for America’s schools…

Internet Influence from the Inside Out


After decades fighting from the outside, Gigi Sohn has spent the last year and a half as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s special counsel for external affairs. From the inside, Sohn has argued for tough regulations and opened up the organization to new voices and activists who helped…