The Federal Scene 

May updates

5.19.20 - The House Communications Subcommittee held a teleconference forum with Chairman Pai on consumer protection, broadband and spectrum issues related to the pandemic.

5.13.20 - The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on initiatives led by the FCC to maintain and expand broadband connections during the pandemic. Witnesses included CCA, NTCA, USTelecom and Public Knowledge.

5.5.20 - Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), et al. introduced the Universal Broadband Act, which expands the USF contribution base to include broadband services rather than solely from telephone services. 

News clips

05.29.20Khanna: coronavirus has accelerated the need for rural broadband (The Hill)
05.20.20FCC commissioner, House Democrat call for expanding broadband access during pandemic (The Hill)