WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today announced a hearing for Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:00am in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges.”
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in the midst of reorganizing broadcasters into remaining TV bands following the spectrum incentive auction earlier this year. Next week’s #SubCommTech hearing will provide members the opportunity to receive an update on the FCC’s repacking process.
“The broadcast incentive auction empowered broadcasters, businesses, networks, and consumers to play a role in the way that our nation makes spectrum allocation decisions, and it successfully cleared 84MHz of spectrum while raising $19.8 billion in bids. It is critical the FCC works expeditiously to repack the remaining broadcasters without disruption to consumers. I look forward to receiving an update on our continued efforts to usher in a new era of wireless broadband,” said Chairman Blackburn.
The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.