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Genachowski, Strickling, Adelstein Among Witnesses For Broadband Planning Hearing

The Senate Small Business Committee has lined up an all-star
panel of witnesses for its hearing April 27 on the impact of the national
broadband plan and stimulus funding on small business owners.

The witness list includes FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski,
National Telecommunications & Information Administration head Lawrence
Strickling, Rural Utilities Service administrator and former FCC commissioner
Jonathan Adelstein, Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of
Broadcasters; Steve Largent, president of CTIA: The Wireless Association, and
Steve Friedman, chairman of the American Cable Association.

Vice President Joe Biden has made a point of pitching the
broadband rollout as key to the competitiveness of small businesses both here
and abroad.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.