What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Time to release the internet from the free market – and make it a basic right

[Commentary] The Republican majority at the Federal Communications Commission will soon repeal net neutrality. What does this mean in practice?

Remarks of Commissioner Brendan Carr at "The Future of Internet Freedom" Symposium

Reversing the 2015 [Title II] decision—this massive regulatory overreach—has my full support.

Fair but Unequal

[Commentary] What the rollback of net neutrality rules actually mean for the US Internet ecosystem over the next several years? 1. Blatant Discrimination Against Particular Services Is Not That Likely; 2.

Commissioner Carr Remarks at Wireless Workforce Development Workshop

Ensuring that we have the skilled workforce in place to deploy, maintain, and upgrade our nation’s communications infrastructure is one of the keys to ensuring that all Americans have access to advanced broadband networks. Importantly, the shift t

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R Street Institute and the Lincoln Network

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:30 to 15:30

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, Commissioner Brendan Carr as well as Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen will each deliver remarks on the commission’s upcoming agenda.

The speeches by the Chairman and Commissioners will be followed by a discussion with our expert panel, featuring:

AT&T and the Danger of ‘Vertical Integration’

[Commentary] No one should be surprised by the Justice Department’s attempt to block AT&T’s $85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner.

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The Phoenix Center

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:30 to 12:00

8:30 – 9:00: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome Remarks and Introduction

  • Lawrence J. Spiwak, President, The Phoenix Center

9:15 – 10:15: Panel Discussion – Is Schumpeterian “Creative Destruction” Still Possible in Today’s Regulatory Environment?


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Center for Democracy & Technology and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) 

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:30 to 11:00

On November 29, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Carpenter v. U.S., one of the most important technology policy cases pending at the Court this year. The Justices are expected to decide whether the Fourth Amendment permits the compelled, warrantless disclosure of increasingly precise and revealing stored cell phone location information.

The backlash is building over the plan to gut net neutrality

The Republican-helmed Federal Communications Commission is expected to pull the plug on net neutrality rules — but tech companies, entrepreneurs and other concerned users are vowing to not go down without a fight. Engine, a nonprofit group represe

Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai faces a serious legal problem.