Did Some Consensus Break Out at a House Broadband Hearing?

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On Tuesday, January 30, the House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology convened a hearing on broadband deployment in the US entitled Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions. The aim of the hearing was to discuss twenty-five resolutions and bills that address federal permitting, siting, and permissions to access rights-of-way, which some stakeholders identify as barriers to investment and broadband infrastructure deployment. True to recent form in DC, there were contentious moments at the start of the event. But, as naïve as this sounds, there were glimmers of consensus in the discussion as well.


Did Some Consensus Break Out at a House Broadband Hearing?