The Federal Scene 

November updates

11.07.17 - The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet held a hearing entitled “Advancing the Internet of Things in Rural America.” The hearing examined the use and benefits of the Internet of Things in rural communities and the infrastructure needs necessary to advance the IoT market to ensure rural America has access to products and devices that are driving the digital economy. |  Press release

11.07.17 - Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), along with 13 other members of Congress, sent a letter to Chairman Pai on November 7, 2017, urging him to expand representation of state and local government officials on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. |  Press release

11.06.17 - USDA’s Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced the USDA is awarding more than $200 million in Community Connect grants to bring broadband to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities. | Press release

News clips

11.21.17 FCC will vote to overturn net neutrality rules in December (The Hill) 
11.13.17 House Dems want FCC chairman investigated over Sinclair-Tribune merger (The Hill)
11.08.17 Trump pick confirmed to White House telecommunications advisory spot (The Hill)
11.08.17 Franken calls for net neutrality for Google, Twitter and Facebook (The Hill)