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Small Businesses and Their Limitations Without Reliable Access to Rural Broadband

0 Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 10:00

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled, “Small Businesses and Their Limitations Without Reliable Access to Rural Broadband.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Bulltear Industries, 24543 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN, 55073. 

Access to reliable and affordable broadband service is imperative to not only the success of small businesses, but the overall economic development of a region. In many rural parts of the country, however, reliable access is far from guaranteed. Over 24 million Americans, the vast majority of whom live in rural areas, lack access to broadband at benchmark speeds. The hearing will focus on broadband deployment efforts in rural America and the challenges small firms in those areas face without reliable broadband services. Additionally, witnesses will suggest potential policy changes Congress could make to improve broadband access in the nation’s rural areas. 

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 


Mr. Adam Artz
Realty Executives
Blaine, MN

Mr. Marc Johnson
East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative
Braham, MN

Mr. Greg Carlson
Executive Director of Partnered & Affiliated Boards
Cambridge Presbyterian Homes
Roseville, MN

Mr. Matt Crescenzo
Bulltear Industries, Inc.
Scandia, MN

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

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