What's on the agenda for policymakers.
Although a range of studies and methodologies show that the Internet is now a major economic sector in the United States, few understand the economic forces at work among and between different parts of the internet ecosystem.
FirstNet will post a detailed agenda for the Combined Board Committees and Board Meeting on its website, http:// www.firstnet.gov, prior to the meetings.
The agenda topics are subject to change.
The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its November 15, 2017 meeting, a resolution honoring the 75th anniversary of Voice of America’s (VOA) Serbian Service, a resolution honoring the 60th anniversary of VOA’s Bangla Service, a resolution honoring the fifth anniversary of VOA’s Bambara Service, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service—Azadliq Radiosu, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of RFE/ RL’s Russian Service, and a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of RFE/ RL’s Turkmen Serv
Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether Three and Vodafone, the UK telecoms operators, are “throttling” certain services on their networks in contravention of European Union rules on net neutrality.
The Obama Administration’s proposal to mandate a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication system in all new cars is reportedly on life support at the more deregulatory Trump Department of Transportation (DOT). A V2V signaling mandate has been criticized as outdated, costly, and lengthy; it could take 20 years or more to become fully effective.
The agenda at this meeting will feature a report from each of the ACDDE Working Groups.
- The Honorable Gary Resnick, Mayor, City of Wilton Manors, Fla.
- Mr. Steve Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Competitive Carriers Association
- Mr. Bob DeBroux, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, TDS Telecom
- Mr. Brad Gillen, Executive Vice President, CTIA – The Wireless Association
- Mr. Mike Romano, Senior Vice President for Policy, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
In a move likely in response to the Justice Department, Sinclair has once again amended its June 2017 deal to purchase Tribune Media's stations, this time adjusting last week's amended filing to cut Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York (PA) from the
The release of an updated analysis by Stuart N. Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law, and Beaman Professor of Communication, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Brotman’s study, Net Vitality 2.0: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Ecosystem Leaders, revisits the pioneering research approach, the Net Vitality Index, first developed in 2010, which highlights countries that are leading on a global basis in their deployment and use of broadband applications and content; devices; and networks.
As the United States and China look to protect their national security needs and economic interests, the fight between the two financial superpowers is increasingly focused on a single area: technology. The fight over technology is redefining the