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GPSIA Statement on Nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel as Chairwoman of the FCC, Gigi Sohn as FCC Commissioner, and Alan Davidson as head of NTIA

WASHINGTON, October 26, 2021 – Executive Director of the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA), J. David Grossman, issued the following statement on President Biden nominating Jessica Rosenworcel to a new term and as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Gigi Sohn to a term as a new FCC Commissioner, and Alan Davidson to serve as head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA):

“The GPS Innovation Alliance and the GPS industry congratulate Jessica Rosenworcel on her nomination to continue leading the FCC as a Senate-confirmed Chair. During her time as acting Chairwoman, she has shown distinguished leadership, winning praise from her fellow commissioners. We are confident that she will continue advancing the FCC’s mission through her deep experience and expertise.

“GPSIA congratulates Gigi Sohn on her nomination as an FCC Commissioner. Her prior experience as senior staff at the Commission as well as her extensive work in public advocacy to close the digital divide and make communications services accessible to all Americans, will aid the FCC as it works to expand and protect our nation's infrastructure.

“We look forward to working with Chairwoman Rosenworcel, Commissioner Sohn, and the entire Commission and staff in support of policies that promote, protect and enhance GPS.

“GPSIA also applauds the nomination of Alan Davidson to serve as head of NTIA. This is a critical position in the national effort to expand broadband coverage, manage federal spectrum holdings, and guard against harmful interference. We are confident Alan will continue to provide strong leadership in the agency’s efforts to protect vital satellite-based services like GPS.”


About GPS Innovation Alliance

Based in Washington, D.C., the GPS Innovation Alliance serves as the voice of the GPS industry, representing GPS equipment and technology manufacturers, and critical industries that rely on GPS. The Alliance recognizes the ever-increasing importance of Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies to the global economy and infrastructure and is firmly committed to furthering GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The GPS Innovation Alliance seeks to protect, promote and enhance the use of GPS. For more information, please visit

[1] Consistent with the terms of their litigation settlements with Ligado, Garmin International, Inc and Deere & Company do not affirmatively endorse or oppose the deployment of Ligado’s proposed mobile communications network.

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