Agenda setting at the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission under the new administration
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
10:00 — 11:00 a.m.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are the two independent agencies most involved with how Americans access and enjoy the array of new connected technologies now available to them. The FCC’s primary goal is the protection of the public interest, which includes consumer protection, and preserving competition in communications services. The FTC’s principal mission to protect consumers and the marketplace from unfair or deceptive acts and practices.
How these independent agencies will function and what issues will be prioritized under the new Trump administration is uncertain. What regulatory issues will present opportunities for agency collaboration, or even bipartisan support? And, on what issues might each agency take divergent paths?
After the session, panelists will take audience questions. You can follow along on Twitter with #FCCFTC2017.