Press Release

Public Knowledge Statement on Strickling Confirmation

June 26, 2009 ,

The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:

“We welcomed the news that the Senate this evening confirmed Larry Strickling to be the director of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

“The agency faces some challenging months ahead in setting the ground rules for, and then administering, a $4.7 billion telecommunications stimulus program that ranges from broadband mapping to creating demand for services to building networks. Larry's leadership will be welcomed as his agency takes on the monumental tasks before it.”