By Kim Hart - 01/22/10 02:48 PM EST
Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.), co-chairs of the Rural Telecommunications Task Force, are hosting a briefing for colleagues and staff Monday afternoon to discuss the challenges facing rural broadband deployment.
The FCC is delivering a National Broadband Plan to Congress in March, which will include recommendations for expanding broadband access to even the most rural of areas.
Rural broadband providers will be on hand to present to staff and discuss policy changes Congress should consider, according to the invitation circulated by the offices.
--National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
--Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunication Companies
--Western Telecommunications Alliance
--Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance.
The briefing will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in room 1300 of Longworth.