New commissioners speak


Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai are the newest FCC commissioners, and in both cases they are honored, privileged and looking forward to working with their new colleagues.

Rosenworcel is taking the Democratic seat most recently filled by Michael Copps; Pai is taking the seat abandoned last summer by Meredith Baker.

Rosenworcel said, ““I am honored and humbled that President Obama and the United States Senate have entrusted me with the privilege and responsibility of serving as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. I pledge to work with the Administration, the Congress, my fellow Commissioners, and the American people to ensure that everyone across this country has access to the best, most reliable communications in the world. In the 21st century, these are the networks that impact everything we do; they are an essential part of our public safety, our economic security, and our civic life. They are the key to digital age opportunity. I look forward to working with the exceptionally talented staff of the Federal Communications Commission to address the many important issues before the agency.”

Pai said, “This morning, I was honored to be sworn in as an FCC Commissioner alongside Commissioner Rosenworcel. I am grateful for the warm welcome that was extended to me by Chairman Genachowski, Commissioner McDowell, Commissioner Clyburn, and members of the FCC staff. I also want to thank once again President Obama for nominating me and the United States Senate for confirming me. I look forward to working with my new colleagues at the Commission to promote competition and innovation in the communications marketplace that will work for the benefit of all consumers.”