Jessica Rosenworcel, a Federal Communications Commissioner, believes that the future belongs to the connected. She works to promote greater opportunity, accessibility, and affordability in our communications services in order to ensure that all Americans get a fair shot at 21st-century success. She values expanding opportunity through technology and finding creative solutions to our most pressing policy questions.
From fighting to protect net neutrality to ensuring access to the internet for students caught in the “Homework Gap,” a term she coined, Rosenworcel has been a consistent champion for connectivity. She is a leader in spectrum policy, developing new ways to support wireless services from Wi-Fi to video and the internet of things. She is also responsible for developing policies to help expand the reach of broadband to schools, libraries, hospitals, and households across the country.
Named as one of POLITICO’s “50 Politicos to Watch,” she brings more than two decades of communications policy experience and public service to the FCC. Prior to joining the agency, she served as senior communications counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, under the leadership of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV and Senator Daniel Inouye. Before entering public service, she practiced communications law in Washington, D.C. She is a native of Hartford, Connecticut, and a graduate of Wesleyan University and New York University School of Law.