Genachowski to Talk Broadband at Small Business Committee Hearing
Rural Utilities Service administrator Adelstein, NTIA's Strickling also to participate in hearing on July 18
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/16/2012 10:26:14 AM
Also on the list of witnesses for the hearing, Digital Divide: Expanding Broadband Access to Small Businesses, are former FCC commissioner and current Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein and National Telecommunications and Information Administration chief Larry Strickling. Strickling and Adelstein's agencies are responsible for handing out and overseeing billions in broadband stimulus money.
The hearing is on the role of the federal government in expanding broadband to small business, particularly in rural areas.
"[U]nfortunately, providing coverage to rural and underserved areas has been a challenge for the private sector and federal government," said Committee chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) in a statement. "This hearing will provide an opportunity to discuss this problem, and the proper role of the federal government in addressing it."
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