House Telecommunications & Internet Subcommittee Looks to Future

The House Telecommunications & Internet Subcommittee scheduled a hearing Tuesday, Oct. 2, on "The Future of Telecommunications Competition.”

There was no word yet on witnesses, and a committee spokeswoman didn't have details on just what would be covered, but broadband deployment and network neutrality are likely hot topics of discussion.

Subcommittee chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) this week criticized Verizon Communications for allegedly blocking a group text message from a pro-abortion group, saying that he was troubled by the network-neutrality implications. That concern was shared by John Dingell (D-Mich.), chairman of the full Energy & Commerce committee.

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.