Broadband: Deploying America's 21st Century Infrastructure. The session demonstrated different views on how and to what degree the government should be involved in broadband deployment, but it also exposed policymakers’ assumptions on broadband and showed what information is missing from the discussion.
testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. It would seem that so-called public interest advocates would support such congressional oversight, as it ensures that regulators do their jobs and is indicative of the checks and balances provided by the Constitution. But sadly, it appears some oppose it. Indeed, advocates criticized Congress for its hearing of then-Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC commissioners. That the FCC testifies before the Senate is not unreasonable and seems to be the bare minimum of oversight.
He wrote in “The Wealth of Nations”: “Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.”