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NEXT WEEK: #SubCommTech to Hold Hearing on Data Prioritization


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today announced a hearing for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “From Core to Edge: Perspective on Internet Prioritization.”

Next week’s hearing is an opportunity for #SubCommTech members to have an in-depth discussion about the prioritization of data online, how and why prioritization is used today, and its potential use in the future.

“Our upcoming hearing is an important step forward to inject reality into the net neutrality debate, and I expect a good faith, nuanced discussion. Prioritization of data on the internet, paid and unpaid, is not unique, or uniquely harmful. This hearing is an opportunity to better understand the innovations made possible by prioritization, the benefits it can bring to consumers, as well as the specific harms that members may seek to address through bipartisan net neutrality legislation. I look forward to hearing from our expert panel of witnesses and diving into this multifaceted issue,” said Chairman Blackburn.  

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony for the hearing will be available here as they are posted.

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