Ensuring Intermodal USF Support for Rural America

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 4, 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.

- LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., Chairman, U.S. Cellular

* 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 www.commerce.senate.gov.

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