Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Facebook Tries to Help Users Better Assess Stories in Its News Feed

Facebook's users in the US will see a news publisher’s Wikipedia page and how frequently an article has been shared on Facebook as part of the updates the company tries to fight the spread of false and sensational information through its platform.

Trump's War With Amazon and the Washington Post Is Personal

With White House staff departures and diminished roles for thems that remain, there's just one star in the Trump administration—a situation President Trump is obviously enjoying.

How to regulate Facebook

No federal law spells out what companies trading in personal information can do with user data. No federal agency has clear jurisdiction over writing rules for internet companies.

Carriers Are Hoarding America’s Bandwidth. Google Just Wants Them to Share

A Google-led plan to overhaul how valuable airwaves are used for calls and texts is gaining momentum across the wireless industry, giving the company the chance to play a central role in networks of the future.

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Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30
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American Library Association Washington Office

Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00

A lunchtime panel discussion on the Tribal Connect Act of 2017 (S.2205) highlighting the importance of broadband connectivity to tribal and rural communities. This discussion will focus on how broadband connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure in rural and tribal regions helps to enhance education, provide economic opportunity, and close the digital divide. The panel will explore the role that libraries play as community institutions that facilitate digital inclusion.

Introductions by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and American Library Association President Jim Neal.



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Brookings

Date: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00

The  Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution will host a discussion on technology transfer. The two-panel program will focus on growth opportunities for technology transfer as well as national security risks and the challenges that accompany innovation.

After each session, speakers will take audience questions.

Innovation and Technology Transfer

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

John R. Allen

President, The Brookings Institution

 



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Federal Communications Bar Association

Date: 
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:15 to 13:30

Please join the Wireline Committee for a Brown Bag Lunch discussion of the FCC’s plan to transfer universal service funds, currently held in private bank accounts by the Universal Service Administrative Company, to the United States Treasury. 

Speakers

  • Deena Shetler, Acting Deputy Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
  • Cara Voth, Counsel, Office of Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
  • Fred Theobald, Director of Financial Operations, Universal Service Administrative Company


LA Councilmember Proposes Municipal Broadband Feasibility Study

Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Krekorian has introduced a motion to study the feasibility of a municipal broadband network that would provide at-cost high-speed Internet to the city's local businesses and residents. The motion calls for a study in

Local News Is Turning Into Trump TV, Even Though Viewers Don’t Want It

Sinclair Broadcast Group — a media company run by a family of multi-millionaire Republican donors — is on the cusp of owning enough local television stations to reach 70 percent of American households. On the day that Donald Trump was elected, it