The Senate Commerce Committee has confirmed that it will
hold its hearing on the FCC's national
broadband plan on Tuesday, March 23.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee will hold its
hearing on the plan March 25.
The plan was officially released March 16, but staffers from
both committees have already gotten briefings on its high points.
The Democratic leadership of both committees have praised
the plan and its underlying goal of ubiquitous broadband in a world whose
economy and entertainment and social and government interactions are
increasingly moving online.