WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Facilitating the 21st Century Wireless Economy.”
Spectrum allocation policy will play an ever-increasing role in the economic growth of the United States. Members will examine the impact of spectrum on economic growth and how the federal government can help meet America’s ever-growing spectrum needs. #SubCommTech will take a look at S. 19, the MOBILE NOW ACT, which seeks to ensure an adequate amount of spectrum is available to ensure the deployment and development of next generation 5G wireless broadband technology, as well as other spectrum issues.
“Ensuring the efficient use of federally held spectrum will be a key function of the committee due to the important role of this resource in broadband deployment and promoting safe, secure communications networks,” said Chairman Blackburn. “Mobile technology plays a vital role in the future of our economy and we must ensure that spectrum demand is met with adequate supply. I’m looking forward to examining the federal government’s continued role in spectrum policy next week.”
The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony for the hearing will be available here as they are posted.