Bluffton, IN (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
WISPAmerica, an annual conference and tradeshow dedicated to the Wireless Internet Service Provider industry, today announced that an aide in U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s office, Hank Kilgore, will lead a keynote panel of Senate and House staffers from key committees at the conference on Wednesday, March 26, 2013. The conference will be held from Monday, March 24 – 27, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The Wednesday lunch panel titled “A View from the Hill: A Discussion on Broadband Policy”, will include House staffers from the Energy and Commerce Committee, Chaired by Fred Upton, Michigan Representative and Senate staffers from The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, Chaired by Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor. Both the House and Senate from these key committees are responsible for oversight of the fixed wireless industry.
The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It has responsibility for the nation's telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. In addition, the Committee oversees multiple cabinet-level Departments including the Federal Communications Commission.
The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet has jurisdiction over legislation, Congressional action, and other matters relating to communications. The Subcommittee also is responsible for oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce.
During Wednesday’s keynote, the Panel will discuss issues of particular interest and relevance to the Wireless Internet Service Provider industry include E-Rate, USF/CAF, upcoming modifications to the Telecommunications Act and RUS funding, among others.
“We are pleased to have key congressional members of these committees speak at WISPAmerica this year,” said Elizabeth Bowles, WISPA Legislative Chair. “WISPA is very active in legislation and regulations that affect our members and our industry. We look forward to the Panel’s insights on current and future regulations and initiatives that impact the fixed wireless industry.”
For more information and to register for the event visit http://www.WISPAmerica.org.
WISPA is a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 750 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, municipal wireless internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties. For more information visit http://www.wispa.org.
WISPA is a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 700 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties. For more information visit http://www.wispa.org.