Member Announcement: NTCA's Michael Romano to Testify at House Judiciary Net Neutrality Hearing

Member Announcement:

Arlington, Va. (October 30, 2017)NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs & Business Development, Michael Romano, will testify on Wednesday, November 1 before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee. The hearing “Net Neutrality and the Role of Antitrust” will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be available to watch live online.

The hearing will discuss the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recently issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM), which seeks to reverse the 2015 “Open Internet Order,” commonly known as the “Net Neutrality Rule.” Specifically, this hearing will allow lawmakers to evaluate the role of antitrust law to ensure a competitive and open Internet marketplace.

Witnesses at the hearing will include:

  • Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Mr. Michael Romano, Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs & Business Development, NTCA (The Rural Broadband Association)
  • Hon. Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Hon. Robert M. McDowell, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

More information is available on the Subcommittee websiteThe full hearing video and Romano’s testimony are available online.