Commerce Announces Subcommittee Hearing on Funding for Rural Communications

January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will hold a hearing on future funding for rural communications on Thursday, February 4th at 10:30 a.m.
The hearing will examine the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Mobility Fund and Connect America Fund, with particular emphasis on which entities and technologies should be eligible to receive support.
- Mr. Darrington Seward, Managing Partner, Seward and Son Planting Company
- Mr. Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA)
- Mr. Jimmy Carr, CEO, All Points Broadband, testifying on behalf of Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA)
- Mr. Michael Rapelyea, Vice President for Government Affairs, ViaSat, Inc. 
* Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:
Thursday, February 4, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet hearing
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