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Hearings | 111th Congress

Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Ag

Hearing to Review Rural Broadband Programs

Date and Time

July 9, 2009 | 10:00 AM


1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON – On July 9, 2009, Congressman Mike McIntyre, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture, held a hearing to review Federal efforts to expand broadband access in rural areas.

Witness Testimonies

    Panel 1

  • Ms. Cheryl Cook, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Mark Seifert, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

  • Panel 2

  • Mr. Delbert Wilson, General Manager, Hill County Telephone Cooperative on behalf of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Ingram, Texas
  • Mr. Walter B. McCormick Jr., President and CEO United States Telecom Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Curt Stamp, President, Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance, Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. W. Tom Simmons, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Midcontinent Communications on behalf of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Mr. G. Edward Evans, Chairman and CEO, Stelera Wireless, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma