Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

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.

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Office of Communication, Inc.

United Church of Christ

Date: 
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:00

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.



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Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00

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.



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Technology Policy Institute 

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:00 to 14:30

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.



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Senate Rules Committee

Date: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:30

Witnesses

Panel I

  1. Commissioner Thomas Hicks

    Chair

    U.S. Election Assistance Commission

  2. Commissioner Christy McCormick

    Vice Chair

    U.S. Election Assistance Commission

  3. Charles Romine

    Director of the Information Technology Laboratory

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

  4. Matt Masterson

    Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

    Department of Homeland Security

Panel II

  1. Scott Leiendecker

    CEO

    KNOWiNK



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House Homeland Security Committee

Date: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:30

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.

Witnesses



Judge Brett Kavanaugh decided against net neutrality and for NSA surveillance

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. 

Rep Cole: Noncommercial Broadcasters Must Be Protected in C-Band Sharing

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.

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Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 07/27/2018 - 17:00

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.



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AT&T

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Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:00

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.