Commerce Committee to Discuss National Broadband Plan

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The Senate Commerce Committee “will try again on Wednesday, April 14 to hold its inaugural hearing on the FCC’s new National Broadband Plan,” The Hill reports.

While its House counterpart has already fielded testimony on the report, released in early March, the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing later in the month was canceled after Republicans invoked a little-known Senate rule that allows the minority to block proceedings scheduled after 2 p.m.

Still scheduled “to testify is FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has repeatedly stressed the National Broadband Plan’s proposed reforms arrive at minimal cost to taxpayers.”

The report contains a host of ideas to bolster high-speed Internet access, improve the use and sale of available wireless spectrum and promote industry competition — all with the ultimate goal of expanding broadband access to 90 percent of U.S. households by 2020, according to the agency.

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