WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a full committee hearing entitled “Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment” on Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. In July, the Commerce Committee convened its first wireless broadband hearing entitled “Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy.” This series of hearings is designed to culminate with long-term broadband legislation.
“When Congress talks about promoting American technological innovation, chances are it involves wireless broadband,” said U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce Committee. “For Americans in rural communities, access to technological innovation is increasingly dependent on the availability of robust wireless networks. This hearing will examine barriers, regulatory and otherwise, to the deployment of wireless broadband facilities, infrastructure, and service.”
To be announced
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Full Committee Hearing entitled “Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment”
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.