House Reschedules Supply Chain, Spectrum Hearing

The House Energy & Commerce Committee Communications Subcommittee has rescheduled its hearing on supply chain and spectrum issues for Friday, Sept. 27, at 9:30 a.m. 

The hearing is called "Legislating to Secure America's Wireless Future." 

The hearing had initially been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. but there were scheduling issues that prompted the rescheduling, according to the committee.  

On the supply chain security side, the FCC, Congress and the Trump Administration have taken steps to address the presence of suspect tech, particularly from Chinese telecoms, in U.S. networks, and spectrum issues are high on the FCC agenda as it tries to help the Trump administration win the race to 5G, as well as closing the broadband gap. 

“In order to pave the way for America’s wireless future, our networks must be secure and employ cutting edge technology to harness the power of our airwaves,” said House Energy & Commerce Committee Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Subcommittee chair Mike Doyle (D-Pa.). "We look forward to pushing ahead with legislation to root-out suspect network equipment nationwide and explore ways to improve coordination and management of spectrum resources to better serve the American people.” 

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.