Commerce to Explore Solutions to Next-Gen Broadband Deployment

April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Investing in America’s Broadband Infrastructure: Exploring Ways to Reduce Barriers to Deployment” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. This hearing will explore solutions to streamline broadband deployment and infrastructure especially in rural areas, and how to encourage private investment in next-generation telecommunications services.

- Ms. Patricia Cooper, Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs, SpaceX
- Mr. Larry Downes, Project Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
- Mr. Brian Hendricks, Head of Technology Policy & Public Affairs for the Americas Region, Nokia Corporation
- The Honorable Gary Resnick, Mayor, City of Wilton Manors, Florida
- The Honorable Jeff Weninger, State Representative, Arizona House of Representatives

Hearing Details:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:00 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