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Congress to Hold Closed Door Meetings on Communications Policy Issues

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – In order to gain more information on the communications policy issues which have come up as a result of recent FCC action regarding spectrum policy, broadband deployment and the authority of the FCC; the House and Senate will hold a set of staff led stakeholder sessions.

Among the organizers include Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Senator John F. Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet; Rep. Rick Boucher, Chairman, of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.

The first meeting will take place on June 25th and will not be open to the public, however a list of the attendees and statements will be made public after the meeting.

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act


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