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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled, “The Evolution of Next-Generation Technologies: Implementing MOBILE NOW,” at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The hearing will examine the implementation of several mandates required by the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act. Witnesses, including Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, will discuss MOBILE NOW’s spectrum provisions and the streamlining of broadband infrastructure on federal lands, among other things. Thune is the author of the MOBILE NOW Act, which was signed into law in 2018.

Witnesses:

  • The Honorable Paul TenHaken, mayor, City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Mr. Jonathan Adelstein, president & CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association
  • Mr. Scott Bergmann, senior vice president of regulatory affairs, CTIA—The Wireless Association  
  • Ms. Mary Brown, senior director of technology and spectrum policy, Cisco
  • Ms. Sarah Morris, director, Open Technology Institute, New America

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Thursday, December 5, 2019

10:00 a.m. EST

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.