The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) just released the statement below on the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Chair and Gigi Sohn to the fifth spot on the Commission:

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) warmly congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her nomination as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. For more than nine years, Chairwoman Rosenworcel faithfully served as a Commissioner, then Acting Chair of the FCC. She has proven time and again that she is an astute and balanced decisionmaker who is highly capable of bringing forward-looking policy prescriptions to the Commission and serving the best interests of the American people.

IIA also welcomes and congratulates Gigi Sohn for being named the newest FCC Commissioner. Sohn is both well-qualified and respected, and will bring years of policy and consumer advocacy to bear in her work at the Commission.

IIA looks forward to supporting Chairwoman Rosenworcel and to partnering with Commissioner Sohn on internet issues that affect Americans’ quality of life and U.S. global competitiveness. Achieving universal broadband availability and adoption, and upholding the bipartisan framework that helped the internet flourish for a quarter century, are critical to America’s future prosperity.