There is a great way to get local attention from one of the federal legislative committees, and that is to have a key member of Congress sitting in the appropriate chair. Such is the case of the hearing on communications being staged in the state of Arkansas by Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mark Pryor, who is – you guessed it – D-Arkansas.
The hearing will be held Monday 8/19/13 at 9AM local time, and it’s being called, “Connecting Urban and Rural America: The State of Communications on the Ground”
It will be held at the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Board Room, located at One Cooperative Way in Little Rock.
The hearing will touch on a wide range of topics. In a release, the event organizers stated, “Testimony will focus on the state of communications in Arkansas, including issues facing telecommunications and media companies that provide service in the state. In addition, the hearing will focus on how broadband can improve consumer welfare by expanding opportunity and access to services like telemedicine, education and business development.”