Exploring the Value of Spectrum to the U.S. Economy

March 2, 2017

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a subcommittee hearing on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. titled “Exploring the Value of Spectrum to the U.S. Economy.” The subcommittee will hold its first hearing of the 115th Congress to explore the future of spectrum policy and how wireless technology benefits consumers and the economy. It will also examine evolving market demand for licensed and unlicensed spectrum and the Federal Communications Commission’s recent spectrum auctions.

Witnesses:
 
•    Mr. Scott Bergmann, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA – the Wireless Association
•    Mr. Roger Entner, Founder, Recon Analytics
•    Mr. Dave Heiner, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
•    Mr. Pat LaPlatney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Raycom Media
•    Mr. Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association
 
Hearing Details:
 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
 
The hearing will be held in Senate Dirksen Office Building, Room G50. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on this page.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chairman John Thune

  • Subcommittee Chairman Roger Wicker

Witness Panel 1