What's on the agenda for policymakers.


The Media Institute

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:00

The Media Institute will honor veteran TV journalist Chris Wallace, anchor of “FOX News Sunday,” and media pioneer Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Urban One, Inc.

Chris Wallace will receive the Freedom of Speech Award, while Cathy Hughes will receive the American Horizon Award. The master of ceremonies will be communications attorney and former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley.

Should we break up the tech giants? Not if you ask the economists who take money from them

Amid growing concern over the power of such behemoths as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other tech giants, in recent months there’s been a bipartisan push for better enforcement of antitrust rules–with even President Trump saying in August that the

European Union pushes US over privacy pact

Officials from the United States have entered discussions with their European counterparts in Brussels over the status of the Privacy Shield agreement, which allows Europeans to file complaints about how US companies are using their data.

Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Even in the country that invented the internet, access has remained painfully slow for many rural residents in places like the central state of Arkansas, far from the big cities of the East and West coasts. That may be about to change.

5G is coming, but not everyone is happy about it

For 5G, rather than relying on the huge cellular towers that already loom over industrial parks and shopping centers, carriers are counting on "small cell" antennas placed only hundreds of feet apart.

FCC Eyes Change to Hearing-Disabled Call Reimbursement

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to reduce its reimbursement for hearing-impaired phone services that display a call’s text.


New America

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00 to 14:00

The Future of the Federal Trade Commission:
A Closer Look at the FTC's Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings


Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:00

The National Museum and Library Services Board will meet to advise the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with respect to duties, powers, and authority of IMLS relating to museum, library, and information services, as well as coordination of activities for the improvement of these services.

A plenary session (open to the public) will convene at 9:00 a.m., followed by an Executive Session (closed to the public) discussion of specific agreements and programs before the Board.

A Fresh Look at the 5.9 GHz Band

It’s time for the Federal Communications Commission to take a fresh look at the 5.9 GHz band.

FCC Agenda for Oct 2018 Open Meting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018: