Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology

ICYMI: Walden, Upton, and Blackburn Highlight Committee’s Work on 21st Century Infrastructure


From safe drinking water and energy infrastructure to rural internet access, the Energy and Commerce Committee has hit-the-ground running...

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#SubCommTech Discusses the Opportunities and Challenges of the FCC Spectrum Repack Process


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today held a hearing examining the opportunities and challenges of the FCC’s spectrum repack process following the Broadcast Incentive Auction.

To start the hearing, #SubCommTech Chairman Blackburn discussed the importance of collaboration throughout the repack process, “Discussions involving stakeholders from all sides of the auction resulted in agreement on the post-auction transition timeline and budget. The FCC has done its part to carry out the first part of the auction and set parameters...

Press Release

#SubCommTech to Hold Hearing on FCC Spectrum Repack Update


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...

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Communications and Technology


Electronic communications, both Interstate and foreign, including voice, video, audio and data, whether transmitted by wire or wirelessly, and whether transmitted by telecommunications, commercial or private mobile service, broadcast, cable, satellite, microwave, or other mode; technology generally; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Office of Emergency Communications in the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.