Gigi Sohn, who formerly served as counselor to Obama-era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, is joining the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) board of directors. In a press release on Thursday, EFF described Sohn as “a leading public advocate for the concept that broadband Internet should be open, affordable, and competitive.” Prior to working for the FCC, Sohn co-founded Public Knowledge, a nonprofit that represents consumer interests in interests in telecommunications policy. “Gigi has been a close collaborator with EFF for nearly 20 years,” said EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn. “During her time leading Public Knowledge we worked together on too many issues to count, including stopping SOPA/PIPA [Stop Online Piracy Act in Congress/ Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act]. Gigi then helped make tremendous things happen on Network Neutrality and ISP [Internet Service Provider] Privacy during her tenure at the FCC. We are delighted that she’s agreed to share her wisdom and experience with us as an EFF Board member.”

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Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.