The Impact of Broadband Investments in Rural America

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

The hearing will focus on the Federal Communications Commission’s order to improve the quality and expand availability of rural broadband. The subcommittee will also discuss opportunities and investments to support carriers in rural America, efforts to prevent overbuilding among federal broadband programs, and the next steps to close the digital divide.


  • Mr. Justin Forde, Senior Director of Government Relations, Midcontinent Communications
  • Dr. Mark Jamison, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. Denny Law, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Golden West Telecommunications
  • Ms. Carol Mattey, Principal, Mattey Consulting, LLC

Hart Senate Office Building
120 Constitution Ave NE Room 216
Washington , DC 20002