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Begich Hosts FCC Commissioner for July 4 Senate Recess


Senator's itinerary includes Anchorage, Seward, Fairbanks, Kenai, Cordova

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich will host FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for a series of discussions and meetings regarding expansion of broadband in Alaska, changes to the Universal Services Fund and other FCC initiatives impacting Alaska. Begich's July recess schedule next week also includes heading to Seward for July 4, visits to Kenai, Cordova and Fairbanks.

Commissioner Clyburn will join Sen. Begich in Alaska in part to learn more about the unique nature of providing telecommunications and expanding broadband in the most remote areas of the country.

Commissioner Clyburn and Sen. Begich will host a roundtable discussion with telecommunications providers Tuesday at 2:30 pm at the UAA/APU Consortium Library in Anchorage and will make a joint appearance at the Cordova Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn. Clyburn is also traveling to Kotzebue and Kiana.

Sen. Begich's other public events over the July 4 recess include:

Sunday, July 4

Mt. Marathon Junior's Race
Official starter
9:30 am

4th of July Parade
Walking with family
1:30 p.m.

Mt. Marathon Men's Race
Official starter
3 p.m.

Monday, July 5
Anchorage Bucs v. Pilots Baseball Game
Throw out the first pitch
7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 6

Anchorage Downtown Rotary, Dena'ina Center
11:45 a.m.

Broadband Roundtable Discussion with FCC Commissioner Clyburn
UAA/APU Consortium Library
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7

Cordova Chamber of Commerce Lunch with FCC Commissioner Clyburn
The Reluctant Fisherman
11:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Thursday, July 8
Kenai Library Visit
Guest of Honor for Celebrity Reading Day
2 p.m.

Friday, July 9

UAF Rural Alaska Honors Institute Town Hall
Brooks Building, Room 207
11:10 a.m. - 12 noon

Bettye Fahrenkamp Luncheon
Keynote speaker
Westmark Hotel Golden Room
12:10 - 1 p.m.

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