Communications Subcommittee Schedules Wireless Hearing

Will Look at Wireless Needs in Time of Limited Spectrum, Resources

The House Communications Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on wireless spectrum issues for June 27 at 10 a.m., which is about the same time that FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn will preside over her first meeting, including an update on the spectrum auctions.

The Subcommittee hearing is titled "Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the Wireless Era," and will include witnesses from the government and private sectors talking about the needs of wireless companies and government agencies "in a time of limited spectrum and financial resources."

The wireless industry has argued that one way to meet its needs is to free up more spectrum from both the private sector - broadcasters -- and government agencies.

The hearing is the latest in a series on spectrum and related issues. No witnesses have been announced.