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FCC Heads To Capitol Hill For Hearing Thursday

The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet plans to hold an oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission Thursday. The hearing will focus on progress of the national broadband plan to bring high-speed Internet to all American homes and businesses. Lawmakers will also review the slow progress of creating a public safety network for emergency first responders. And they plan to quiz the five-member commission about its review of competition in the wireless industry.

The hearing isn't expected to be particularly contentious and was previously scheduled to take place last July. Members of the subcommittee postponed the hearing so that they would be able to participate in health care legislation.

It will be the first congressional hearing for the full commission since Julius Genachowski was named chairman.

By Cecilia Kang  |  September 16, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  | Category:  Cecilia Kang
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