House to Hear From FCC Commissioners

The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Communications Subcommittee has scheduled an FCC oversight hearing forJuly 25 at 10 a.m.

Subcommittee chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) had signaled at a June 21 broadband hearing that she planned to schedule a hearing with the FCC chairman and commissioners by the end of the month, with urging by Democrats eager to grill them on issues like network neutrality and broadband privacy.

The hearing will also consider a bill reauthorizing the agency, which Congress does periodically.

It will be the subcommittee's first opportunity in this Congress to hear from the commissioners.

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.