The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s telecom subcommittee turns a closer eye to broadband infrastructure with a hearing this morning with witnesses representing cable, telecom and rural broadband. “We wanted to have a very inclusive hearing today to discuss all of the ideas from Subcommittee members on both sides of the aisle to promote broadband infrastructure deployment with a goal of closing the digital divide,” subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) will say, according to prepared remarks. “Whether you agree or disagree with any individual idea, it is so important that we get the conversation started.” The subcommittee is due to review 25 broadband-related bills that address everything from precision agriculture to community-based broadband.
Source: POLITICO Morning Tech
A list of hearing Witnesses with links to their written statements is HERE.