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Field Hearing in Austin, TX

September 21st, 2009 by Mark Wigfield - Spokesman, Omnibus Broadband Initiative.

In an effort to solicit input from the public in the development of a National Broadband Plan, the Commission will host a field hearing on September 21, 2009, in Austin, Texas. FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker will represent the Commission and two panels will explore the challenges of broadband deployment in Texas, including spectrum access, infrastructure, and rural issues.

Click here to watch the event live and submit your questions to have them asked during the Q&A session. Use hashtag #BBwkshp or email them.

After today, the next two field hearings will be on October 1 in the Washington, D.C. area, and October 6 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Watch the blog and the news page of broadband.gov for details.

One Response to “Field Hearing in Austin, TX”

  1. GC Austin says:

    Post-hearing attendee consensus: high marks to Comm. Baker and FCC staff for sharing valuable information and engaging more people in national broadband policy discussion. Good to see community technologists and academics as well as industry representatives.

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