Committee Announces Hearing on the Progress of Rural Broadband Development

September 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Broadband: Opportunities and Challenges in Rural America,” at 11:00 a.m. on October 4, 2018. This hearing allows the Committee, as part of its ongoing efforts, to assess the progress of broadband deployment in rural America and continue to explore ways in which closing the digital divide will benefit American jobs and the economy.


  • Mr. Godfrey Enjady, General Manager, Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc.
  • Denny Law, General Manager and CEO, Golden West Telecommunications
  • Mona Thompson, General Manager, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority
  • Grant Spellmeyer, Vice President, Federal Affairs and Public Policy, U.S. Cellular Corporation

*Witness list subject to change.

Hearing Details:

Thursday, October 4, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Full Committee 

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

NOTE: Time changed to 11:00 on 10/4/18