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FCC Commissioner Carr to Testify in Senate Telehealth Hearing

Oct. 4, 2021, 7:02 PM

Brendan Carr, the top Republican on the Federal Communications Commission, will testify before a Senate panel on broadband for telehealth services.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband will hold a hearing Thursday “to examine the state of telehealth, focusing on removing barriers to access and improving patient outcomes,” the committee announced Monday.

“The hearing will examine the importance of access to telehealth services, the utilization and changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, the critical role of access to broadband in the public health response, and how to structure future deployment and policy to address ...