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Rosenworcel Saluted As Education Champion

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be honored Oct. 7 in Washington by the Committee for Education Funding for her efforts to bring classrooms and their students into the 21st century of communications.

The committee, a nonprofit that pushes federal support for education, is holding a legislative conference for its 100-plus members on Capitol Hill this week, including a gala dinner where Rosenworcel is being recognized as a "champion in investing in education."

Rosenworcel has long advocated for boosting schools' access to high-speed broadband to bridge the "homework" gap, and revamping federal subsidy programs, given how much of that homework relies on broadband access. (

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.