House to Hold NTIA Oversight Hearing

The House Communications Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, which is the White House's chief communications policy advisory arm.

The hearing will be March 6 at 10 a.m.

Issues on the docket for David Redl, NTIA head, who will be testifying, include 5G broadband, cybersecurity and internet governance, as well as the FirstNet next generation emergency communications network.

Related: FCC Reauthorization Bill Bulks Up

NTIA announced earlier this week that it had identified 100 MHz of government (Department of Defense) spectrum potentially available for 5G commercial use.

That is part of an ongoing effort to free up more government spectrum to share with, or turn over to, commercial operations, licensed and unlicensed.

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.