Catherine Sandoval was listed in a article about Joe Biden’s possible pick to chair the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) if he wins the election. Professor Sandoval previously served as the first female Hispanic commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Sandoval said she would be “honored” to serve at either the FCC or the FTC, given that she both has a history of working with internet law and policy and has written extensively about antitrust law and the FTC Act. She said expanding internet access and improving affordability should be top priorities for any FCC. “COVID has really peeled back the veneer over what we knew was there and society had tolerated,” Sandoval said. “As we look at equipping America for the 21st century, we need to truly close these access gaps.”