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Communications and Technology Subcommittee Announces FCC Oversight Hearing

Sep 10, 2020
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced today that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a fully remote hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with all five commissioners on Thursday, September 17, at 10 a.m. (EDT). The hearing is entitled, “Trump FCC: Four Years of Lost Opportunities.”

“After four years, this FCC has failed to make broadband any more affordable for consumers, which has exacerbated the digital divide,” said Pallone and Doyle. “Worse yet, they have not used all the tools at their disposal to blunt the terrible impact COVID-19 has had on Americans struggling to stay connected to schools, work and needed services. We look forward to questioning the commissioners on these and other issues next week.”

This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

Additional information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, testimony and the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.