Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
February 15, 2012
Broadband: A Catalyst for Small Business Growth
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the growth and importance of broadband to small businesses, including the role of the federal government in providing access to rural America. The Subcommittee received testimony from Ms. Mitzie Branon, General Manager, Yadkin Valley Telecom, Yadkin, NC, representing the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunication Companies, and the Western Telecommunications Alliance; Mr. Roger Bundridge, General Manager, NorthwestCell, Maryville, MO, representing the Rural Cellular Association; and Ms. Rebecca Sanders, Indiana Telehealth Network Director, Indiana Rural Health Association, Plainfield, IN, representing the National Rural Health Association.
Opening Statement:Chairwoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)
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