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#SubCommTech to Examine 5G Mobile Networks NEXT WEEK


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), scheduled a hearing for Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The Race to 5G and its Potential to Revolutionize American Competitiveness.”

The upcoming hearing will examine the benefits and efficiencies that fifth generation (5G) mobile networks will add to the economy and America’s global leadership in wireless innovation. #SubCommTech members will look at some of the impediments to the deployment of 5G, including lack of available spectrum and burdensome regulations.

“The 5G revolution is here, and it is essential that we maintain our position as the global leader of technological innovation. This subcommittee will continue to work to unleash spectrum and push to develop 5G networks so we can ensure America’s 21st century wireless economy is competitive. I look forward to discussing solutions to deployment challenges and how to maximize efficient use of spectrum,” said Blackburn.

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

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