Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

FCC Chairman Pai's bind: Defend President Trump or free speech

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing increasing pressure to distance himself from President Donald Trump’s threats against NBC — a course of action that would risk provoking the president’s Twitter-fueled wrath.

Silicon Valley Vs. Wall Street: Can the New Long-Term Stock Exchange Disrupt Capitalism?

Silicon Valley’s high-tech denizens complain the public stock markets are marred by a narrow focus on short-term earnings and profits.

FirstNet's fight for customers will continue long past opt-in deadline

FirstNet and AT&T continue to garner commitments from states and territories looking to use the nation’s first dedicated network for emergency workers.

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft e-mail storage

The Supreme Court accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about e-mails stored overseas.

Remarks By FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

When I spoke to you in March, I noted that the Commission was about to vote on an order to improve VRS interoperability, quality, and efficiency.

Congressional Lawmakers Push Chairman Pai to Hold to TV Station Repack Timeline

A letter from almost five dozen members of Congress, including from both parties, calls on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai not to move off the FCC's current timeline for repacking TV stations after the incentive auction and fre

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

At the start of this decade, the Arab Spring blossomed with the help of social media. That is the sort of story the tech industry loves to tell about itself: It is bringing freedom, enlightenment and a better future for all mankind.

House FCC Oversight Hearing Slated for Oct 25

The House Communications Subcommittee plans to hold a Federal Communication Commission oversight hearing Oct 25. Democratic members of the committee on Oct.

GAO to probe FCC cyberattack that struck amid net neutrality debate

The government's top watchdog has agreed to investigate the reported cyberattack that targeted the Federal Communications Commission earlier in 2017 while the agency was preparing to roll back net neutrality regulations.

FCC Reauthorization Bill Referred to Full Committee

The House Communications Subcommittee on Oct 11 marked up a bipartisan discussion draft of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Communications Commission and made short work of it, voting unanimously to refer the draft to the full House Commerce