Genachowski, Strickling, Adelstein Among Witnesses For Broadband Planning Hearing

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The Senate Small Business Committee has lined up an all-star panel of witnesses for its hearing April 27 on the impact of the national broadband plan and stimulus funding on small business owners.

The witness list includes FCC chairman Julius Genachowski; National Telecommunications & Information Administration head Lawrence Strickling; Rural Utilities Service administrator and former FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein; Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters; Steve Largent, president of CTIA: The Wireless Association, and Steve Friedman, chairman of the American Cable Association and COO of Wave Broadband.

Vice President Joe Biden has made a point of pitching the broadband rollout as key to the competitiveness of small businesses both here and abroad.

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