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Communications and Technology Subcommittee Announces Teleconference Forum with FCC Chairman Pai on May 19

May 14, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) today announced that the Subcommittee will hold a teleconference forum on Tuesday, May 19, at 12 pm (EDT) with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to discuss critical consumer protection, broadband and spectrum issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted significant issues that fall under the purview of the FCC, including the lack of affordable high-speed broadband in too many cities, towns, and rural communities across the country, dangerous robocall scams, the allocation of our nation’s airwaves, expanding access to telehealth and more,” Doyle and Latta said.  “We look forward to hearing from Chairman Pai about the steps the FCC is taking to ensure consumers are protected and staying connected to the internet during this pandemic.”     

This forum is open to the press.  Credentialed reporters interested in listening to the forum live should RSVP with their preferred phone number to Evan.Gilbert@mail.house.gov by 5 pm on Monday, May 18.

UPDATE: The audio recording of the teleconference forum can be found here.

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