This Week for NTCA: Congressional Hearings; Council to Explore Network Security

Arlington, Va. (June 19, 2017)—During another busy week for rural broadband policy, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association will participate in several high-profile events this week, including testimony at two Congressional hearings and the first meeting of the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council exploring ways to promote the security, reliability, and resiliency of the nation’s communications systems.

  • Tune in to Senate USF Hearing Tomorrow
    NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield will testify during the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet hearing, “The Universal Service Fund and Rural Broadband Investment,” tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET. Members can watch the hearing live online.
  • Thursday House Small Business Hearing to Explore Rural Broadband
    The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade will hold the hearing, “Improving Broadband Deployment: Solutions for Rural America” on Thursday featuring testimony from  NTCA Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs and Business Development Michael Romano. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. ET and will be streamed live online
  • Bloomfield Appointed to Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council
    Shirley Bloomfield has been appointed to the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council VI (CSRIC-VI). The council’s mission is to make recommendations to the FCC to promote the security, reliability, and resiliency of communications systems. CSRIC-VI’s first meeting will take place on Friday at 1 p.m. ET and is available to watch live on the FCC’s website.

For up-to-date information and resources about this and other federal policy developments, check www.ntca.org and read NTCA’s weeklyWashington Report.