Senate Commerce Schedules FCC Hearing

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FCC watchers should mark their calendars for June 24. 

That is when the Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled an FCC oversight hearing featuring all five commissioners, according to the committee. It will be the first such oversight hearing since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Look for issues like Sec. 230, broadband mapping, the C-band spectrum auction, and the Ligado decision, among others, to be on the docket. 

Many of those were on the agenda at this week's Senate Commerce Committee nomination hearing for Republican FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly.

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.