Director of the Sacramento Public Library System to testify in House broadband hearing

Contact: Jenni Terry
Press Officer, ALA Washington Office
202-628-8410
jterry@alwash.org

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rivkah Sass, Director of the Sacramento Public Library System, will testify before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing, titled “The National Broadband Plan:  Promoting Broadband Adoption,” is the fourth in a series of hearings addressing issues raised in the National Broadband Plan. It will examine recommendations in the National Broadband Plan for increasing broadband adoption, including ways to ensure that all Americans are able to subscribe to broadband and ways to educate individuals about broadband’s benefits. Ms. Sass’s testimony will highlight the critical role of libraries as anchor institutions in helping drive broadband adoptions in communities. 

If provided by the committee, a live webcast of the hearing will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov.

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