The Universal Service Fund and Rural Broadband Investment

June 20, 2017

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled “The Universal Service Fund and Rural Broadband Investment” at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The subcommittee will examine the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund and its capabilities for the deployment of broadband in rural America.

Witnesses:
 
- Mr. Michael Balhoff, CFA, Senior Partner, Charlesmead Advisors, LLC
- Ms. Shirley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
- Mr. Eric Graham, Senior Vice President, Strategic Relations, C Spire
- Dr. Karen Rheuban, Medical Director for the Office of Telemedicine and Director for the Center for Telehealth, University of Virginia

* Witness list subject to change
 
Hearing Details:
 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
 
This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

NOTE: Witness added on 6/15/2017.

Webcast

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Michael Balhoff

    CFA, Senior Partner
    Charlesmead Advisors, LLC
  • Ms. Shirley Bloomfield

    Chief Executive Officer
    NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association
  • Mr. Eric Graham

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Relations
    C Spire
  • Dr. Karen Rheuban

    Medical Director for the Office of Telemedicine; Director for the Center for Telehealth
    University of Virginia

Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker