US Senate meeting on Broadband Mapping: Challenges and Solutions

Looks like it will be livestreamed tomorrow (I may have to watch the archive)…

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Broadband Mapping: Challenges and Solutions,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The hearing will examine the current state of the nation’s broadband maps, and evaluate the ongoing efforts within the federal government and private sector to collect more accurate broadband coverage data. The hearing also will examine ways to increase coordination among federal agencies that administer broadband deployment programs to ensure resources are targeted to unserved areas.


  • Mr. Tim Donovan, Senior Vice President, Competitive Carriers Association
  • Mr. Mike McCormick, President, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
  • Mr. Mike Oblizalo, Vice President and General Manager, Hood Canal Communications
  • Mr. Jonathan Spalter, President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Telecom Association
  • Mr. Chip Strange, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Ookla

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building G50. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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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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