Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

The Time to Get the Net Neutrality Rules Back is Now

[Commentary] The best and fastest vehicle for bringing back the vital protections of net neutrality resides in both houses of Congress.

The telecom industry's identity crisis

The internet age has become an identity crisis as they face increasing competition from Silicon Valley, an uncertain merger landscape and global pressures in the race to 5G networks. It's no longer enough to power the pipes and cell towers that se

Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross: We’re exploring ‘alternative remedies’ for ZTE ban

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that the Trump administration is open to changing its ban on US companies buying and selling products from Chinese phone-maker ZTE, a day after President Donald Trump hinted at a surprising reversal.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:00

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive information from all interested parties about potential safety issues and hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products. The information received from the public hearing will be used to inform future Commission risk management work. 



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House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:00
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Brookings

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Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:00 to 11:30

Infrastructure is essential to the everyday workings of the American economy. Our roads, rails, pipes, and cables connect people to opportunity, allow companies to grow, and influence our environmental health. Too often, however, debate on infrastructure focuses exclusively on the physical quality of our networks and the price tags associated with new projects.



Cutting off communication for Puerto Rican hurricane victims is just cruel

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission is pushing forward with changes to the Lifeline program, which would hamper recovery efforts and cut off hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans — who are also US citizens — from vital telec

Lawmakers increasingly see 'electoral dynamite' in net neutrality fight

Democrats are increasing looking to make their support for net neutrality regulations a campaign issue in the midterm elections. On Capitol Hill, the Senate is expected to vote on a measure to restore the Obama-era rules repealed by the GOP-contro

Could the Sprint-T-Mobile merger mean higher bills for Boost or MetroPCS customers?

If the government approves Sprint and T-Mobile’s bid to merge, customers of lower cost pre-paid plans — say from Boost and MetroPCS — could face changes. Both Sprint and T-Mobile also sell prepaid services at lower costs and under different brand

Will Sen Murkowski Support Net Neutrality?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) isn’t ruling out the possibility of bucking her GOP colleagues and voting for the Democrats’ Congressional Review Act net neutrality measure.