DSU president to take part in technology hearing

Dakota State University’s president will take part in a hearing today, convened by U.S. Senator John Thune.  Thune, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has invited Dr. José-Marie Griffiths to be a witness in a hearing titled “The Race to 5G: A View from the Field”.  The hearing will focus on identifying existing barriers to broadband deployment of next generation wireless technology, and ways to streamline broadband infrastructure siting and encourage investment in next generation communications services.

Along with Griffiths, other witnesses taking part in today’s hearing include Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr, along with representatives from Verizon, Midcontinent Communications, and SDN Communications.

The hearing is being held at the Carnegie Town Hall in Sioux Falls.

Witness testimony and opening statements will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov. The hearing will be livestreamed on YouTube.