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ADVISORY: Walden to Keynote White House 5G Summit


09.27.18

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will be a keynote speaker at tomorrow’s White House summit on 5G. Chairman Walden will deliver remarks regarding the committee’s efforts to secure America’s lead in the race to next-generation wireless technologies.

WHO: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden and leaders from various federal agencies.

WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: The White House

BACKGROUND:

Earlier this year, the committee-led RAY BAUM’S Act was signed into law. This legislation was the first reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission in over two decades, and included provisions to spur the deployment of 5G networks and support broadband infrastructure buildout. It is named for former Energy and Commerce Committee Staff Director Ray Baum, longtime friend and telecommunication advisor to Chairman Walden, who lost his battle with cancer in February 2018.

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