Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
House Commerce Committee
Thursday, September 8, 2016
2:00 p.m.

Members will examine ongoing issues associated with rural call completion. Despite technological advancements in the 21st century, many Americans living in rural areas experience significant problems receiving long distance or wireless calls on their landline telephones. The FCC has made some attempts in addressing the problem but lingering issues persist. The subcommittee will examine H.R. 2566, Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), which would require intermediate providers to register with the FCC and comply with the service quality standards set by the agency.