Chairs Rodgers and Latta Announce Hearing on Rural Broadband and Broadband Funding

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chair Bob Latta (R-OH) announced a subcommittee hearing today titled: “Connecting Every American: The Future of Rural Broadband Funding.” 

“High-speed broadband is essential to participate in today’s modern economy, yet some Americans still do not have reliable Internet access, especially in rural communities. Congress has dedicated an unprecedented amount of taxpayer dollars towards closing this digital divide. As these resources are made available and new funding programs are considered, it is critical that we ensure taxpayer dollars aren't being wasted or duplicated. We look forward to hearing different perspectives as we consider these important questions,” Chairs Rodgers and Latta said.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing titled: “Connecting Every American: The Future of Rural Broadband Funding.”

WHAT: Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on rural broadband and broadband funding.

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2023

TIME: 9:00 AM ET

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Noah Jackson at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at