The State of Broadband Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Senate Commerce Committee

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 3:00pm

he hearing will examine the ongoing initiatives led by the Federal Communications Commission to maintain and expand high-speed and reliable broadband connections to all Americans during this national public health emergency. The hearing will also examine the impact of funds provided through the CARES Act to support broadband initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels, and legislative proposals focused on addressing the digital divide during the COVID-19 outbreak.


  • Mr. Steven Berry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Competitive Carriers Association¬†
  • Ms. Shirley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
  • Mr. Gene Kimmelman, Senior Advisor, Public Knowledge
  • Mr. Jonathan Spalter, President and Chief Executive Officer, USTelecom - The Broadband Association

Dirksen Senate Office Building
50 Constitution Ave NE Room SD-G50
Washington , DC 20002