Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton reports  a date for a hearing on Verizon’s proposed spectrum deal with cable companies has been set:

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, chaired by Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), has slated its planned hearing on Verizon’s purchase of cable spectrum for March 21. The hearing title sets up the debate: “The Verizon/Cable Deals: Harmless Collaboration or a Threat to Competition and Consumers?”

According to the hearing notice, the witnesses will include top execs from Verizon and SpectrumCo principal partner, Comcast, as well as academics and public interest representatives.