Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Broadband Internet Availability on Tribal Lands

Indian Country lacks broadband coverage

Published October 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider:

  • S. 664, Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2017; and
  • H.R. 5317, To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a committee oversight hearing titled “GAO Reports Relating to Broadband Internet Availability on Tribal Lands.”

DETAILS:

WHAT:         A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight hearing titled “GAO Reports Relating to Broadband Internet Availability on Tribal Lands”

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, October 3, 2018

WHERE:       628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video for the business meeting will be provided here.

Live video and written witness testimony for the oversight hearing will be provided here.

WITNESSES FOR OVERSIGHT HEARING:

  • MR. MARK L. GOLDSTEIN, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
  • MR. PATRICK WEBRE, Chief of the Consumer & Government Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC
  • MR. GEOFFREY C. BLACKWELL, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Amerind Risk, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
  • MR. GODFREY ENJADY, President, National Tribal Telecommunications Association, Mescalero, New Mexico

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