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HEARING: #SubCommTech to Review Broadband Infrastructure Bills


01.23.18

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), announced today a hearing for Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions.”

After #SubCommTech members introduced legislation last week, the subcommittee will discuss a path forward for improving broadband infrastructure in rural America.

“Expanding broadband infrastructure to the approximately 23 million Americans who lack sufficient access is a top priority of this subcommittee. We are taking steps in the right direction with this legislative hearing, as the bills up for discussion will bring us closer to bridging the digital divide and improving high-speed internet access across the country. I look forward to a bipartisan conversation on removing the barriers to buildout, supporting innovation, and strengthening the public safety benefits that come with broadband,” said Chairman Blackburn.

The following legislation will be discussed:

The Majority Memorandum, witness testimony, and an archived webcast are available online HERE.

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