Lawmakers to probe broadband, privacy, cybersecurity
Next week is shaping up to be a busy one for the tech industry on the Hill, with at least four hearings slated to examine a variety of issues, some with bills attached, others with legislation still being drafted.
Tuesday morning kicks off the festivities. Then, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is set to consider a bill the Universal Service Reform Act, a measure introduced by Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.) that would revamp the fund the FCC administers to subsidize phone service for low-income Americans to include broadband.
Boucher and Terry's bill revisits legislation they had introduced in previous sessions of Congress, and follows a similar USF reform bill authored by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) earlier this year.