Blackburn Eyes Final Broadband Push

— Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is looking to consolidate a number of broadband proposals under the banner of NTIA reauthorization, she told John on Monday. “I would very much like to get this done before the August break. I don’t know if that is going to be a possibility but I sure would like to be moving this out.” She’s leading a telecom subcommittee hearing this morning on rural broadband issues featuring witnesses from the satellite, cable and wireless industries. Blackburn also expressed interest in reviewing the Senate’s recent bipartisan 5G wireless legislation, S. 3157, as well as the FCC’s “one touch make ready” proposal, aimed at easing deployment of broadband infrastructure on utility poles, which is up for a commission vote Aug. 2.

Source: POLITICO Morning Tech

Background Memo:

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180717/108547/HHRG-115-IF16-20180717-SD002-U2.pdf

Written Testimony of Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180717/108547/HHRG-115-IF16-Wstate-StroupT-20180717-U11.pdf

Testimony Of Justin Forde Senior Director Of Government Relations
Midcontinent Communications

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180717/108547/HHRG-115-IF16-Wstate-FordeJ-20180717-U21.pdf

Written Testimony of Claude Aiken President/CEO, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180717/108547/HHRG-115-IF16-Wstate-AikenC-20180717-U31.pdf

Written Statement of John C. May President, Ag Solutions and Chief
Information Officer Deere & Company

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180717/108547/HHRG-115-IF16-Wstate-MayJ-20180717-U41.pdf

Statement of Jenni Word, RN Associate Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer Wallowa Memorial Hospital Enterprise, Oregon

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180717/108547/HHRG-115-IF16-Wstate-WordJ-20180717-U51.pdf

Testimony of Suzanne Coker Craig Small Business Owner

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180717/108547/HHRG-115-IF16-Wstate-CokerCraigS-20180717-U61.pdf

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