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Begich and Booker to Attend Student Town Hall, Broadband Roundtable with FCC Chair on Wednesday

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Mark Begich and Cory Booker (D-NJ) will hold a town hall meeting with students at Bartlett High School and will join Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler and Alaska stakeholders for a broadband roundtable discussion.

ANCHORAGE

WEDENSDAY AUGUST 27, 2014

WHAT:          Bartlett HS Student Town Hall

WHEN:          9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  

WHERE:       Bartlett High School, 1101 N. Muldoon Road, Bettie McDonald Theater

Sens. Begich and Booker will discuss issues and listen to concerns from 150 students. Begich and Booker will respond to student questions.  This event is open to the media.  Members of the media are asked to check in at the Bartlett HS office when they arrive.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27, 2014

WHAT:          Broadband Roundtable Meeting with Federal Communications Commission

                        chairman Tom Wheeler

WHEN:          10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  

WHERE:       Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W 5th Ave

Sens. Begich and Booker will attend the Alaska Broadband Roundtable meeting hosted by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.  Chairman Wheeler is visiting Alaska to better understand the geographic, topographic, and climatic challenges facing Alaska communications.   Begich and Booker both serve on the Senate Commerce Committee which oversees the FCC.  This event is open to the media.

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