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United Church of Christ to Honor Brunner, Sohn at Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture
Two longtime advocates instrumental in shaping the media justice field will be honored October 11, 2018 at the 36th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture in Washington DC.
Helen Brunner, founding director of the Media Democracy Fund, will deliver this year’s lecture, while Gigi B. Sohn, a Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate, will receive the Everett C. Parker Award.
The FCC has opened a Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to explore opening up the 2.5-GHz band for wireless broadband. This band is currently used for Education Broadband Services (EBS). SHLB welcomes the NPRM since it has the potential to foster broadband deployment in rural areas and accelerate the deployment of 5G, however we must also consider the impact on educators and the public.
Join us for our next Grow2Gig+ webinar as we explain what EBS is and why you should care, how it relates to 5G, and the implications of the FCC's NPRM.
The Digital Revolution and the proliferation of digital economy goods and services have been truly astonishing. However, what seems evident in daily life is not reflected in the nation’s GDP statistics. The value of “free goods” companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon produce is not included in GDP, which understates their contribution to economic welfare. As a result, true economic growth is also understated and the rate of inflation overstated. Policy makers rely on these important indicators to formulate monetary and fiscal policy.
- Commissioner Thomas Hicks
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
- Commissioner Christy McCormick
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
- Charles Romine
Director of the Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Matt Masterson
Senior Cybersecurity Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
- Scott Leiendecker
This hearing will examine the work that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is doing to assist state and local officials secure election infrastructure, including voting machines, vote tallying systems, and voter databases. The hearing will also provide Members an opportunity to hear about DHS’s role working across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors because a cyber threat to elections may pose a similar threat to other critical infrastructure sectors.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's past rulings suggest a reliably conservative voice on tech. His addition to the highest court in the country could vastly reshape the digital landscape.
As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote July 12 on opening up the C-Band for wireless broadband, House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole (R-LA) is calling for care and handling of noncommercial broadcasting.
The Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee will consider and vote on reports and recommendations from its Harmonization Working Group to harmonize the Model Code for Municipalities and Model Code for States adopted by the BDAC on April 25, 2018. In addition, the Ad Hoc Committee for Rates and Fees will give a presentation. The BDAC will also discuss its next steps. This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the BDAC Chair and the DFO.
The Policy Forum at AT&T is hosting an in-person, in-depth discussion on FirstNet and the efforts currently underway to build, deploy, and operate the first-ever nationwide public safety broadband network. Chris Sambar, Senior Vice President, AT&T, FirstNet Program will provide the keynote address.