US Senate hearing on rural broadband on Tuesday

The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will have a hearing on broadband on March 12…

216 Hart Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled, “The Impact of Broadband Investments in Rural America,” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The hearing will focus on the Federal Communications Commission’s order to improve the quality and expand availability of rural broadband. The subcommittee will also discuss opportunities and investments to support carriers in rural America, efforts to prevent overbuilding among federal broadband programs, and the next steps to close the digital divide.

Witnesses:

  • Mr. Justin Forde, Senior Director of Government Relations, Midcontinent Communications
  • Dr. Mark Jamison, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. Denny Law, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Golden West Telecommunications
  • Ms. Carol Mattey, Principal, Mattey Consulting, LLC

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

This hearing will take place in the Hart Senate Office Building 216. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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