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Supporting Small Entities through Investments in the National Infrastructure: Broadband

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Development will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “Supporting Small Entities through Investments in the National Infrastructure: Broadband.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via Zoom. 

Access to reliable and affordable broadband service is imperative to not only the success of small businesses, but the overall economic development of the nation. Unfortunately, many parts of the country lack reliable access to broadband at benchmark speeds. As Congress debates an infrastructure plan, investing in the nation’s broadband must be part of the conversation.  At this hearing, Members will examine broadband as a critical part of the nation’s infrastructure and strategies to reduce the digital divide. 
 
To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here. 

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witnesses 

Ms. Peggy Schaffer
Executive Director
ConnectMaine Authority
Augusta, ME 

Mr. Dan Sullivan
President
Downeast Broadband Utility 
Calais, ME 

Mr. Matt Dunne
Founder and Executive Director
Center on Rural Innovation
Hartland, VT 

Mr. Tim Waibel
President
Minnesota Corn Growers Association
Burnsville, MN 
 







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