By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-30-21

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, has called on Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) to hold an FCC oversight hearing with the FCC commissioners and acting chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel within the next month focused on broadband mapping.

Wicker is looking for a timeline from the FCC, an issue that came up in a hearing earlier this month on “Recent Federal Actions to Expand Broadband: Are We Making Progress?”

At the hearing, both Cantwell and Wicker expressed their hopes that the FCC could get out better maps on where broadband is and isn’t as soon as possible, with Wicker saying that Congress was just looking for guidance on how it could help speed that timeline.  » Read More