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Communications and Technology Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Broadband Mapping Legislation

Sep 4, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – 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 legislative hearing on Wednesday, September 11, at 10:30 am in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on broadband mapping.  The hearing is entitled, “Legislating to Connect America: Improving the Nation’s Broadband Maps.”

“Accurately mapping the availability of broadband internet service across America is essential to promote the deployment of high-speed service to Americans living in unserved and underserved areas.  This FCC doesn’t have a clear picture of where broadband is or isn’t available, explaining some of its misguided choices when it comes to broadband policy,” Pallone and Doyle said.  “Congress must take action to ensure the reliability of our nation’s broadband maps so investments in affordable and high-speed broadband infrastructure can close the broadband gap once and for all.”

Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, legislation, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast, will be posted HERE as they become available.