What's on the agenda for policymakers.

A Solid Process and Proposal to Update Kid Vid

[Commentary] Congress passed the 1990 Children’s Television Act to tie broadcast-license renewals, the main asset of a local station, with a fairly general obligation to air educational and informational programming for children.

The GOP's midterm playbook: Bash tech

Republican leaders and lawmakers are setting their sights on a new target as they head into a difficult midterm election: an increasingly-powerful tech industry they view as biased against conservatives.

Sen McConnell Delays Starks FCC Confirmation

Geoffrey Starks, who sailed through a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation vote with unanimous backing, had seemed poised June 28 to assume a vacant Federal Communications Commission seat in a Senate vote by unanimous consent, paired with curren

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

US Department of Commerce

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:00

Statewide strategies to promote broadband adoption and use in rural communities. Speakers will highlight the role of state governments, libraries and university extension programs in planning and execution of these strategies. The speakers will also discuss the role of broadband adoption in rural economic and workforce development, as well as approaches to facilitate broadband use and improve digital skills.


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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:30 to Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:30

The CPB Board of Directors will meet on Monday, July 16, 2018, from 10:30 am – 4:45 pm Eastern Time and Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 9:30 – 11:30 am Eastern Time. On the draft agenda:

Day 1

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Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

House Commerce Committee

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:15

The subcommittee will discuss the changing digital landscape and how that has diversified the range of entities that have access to information that would be classified as CPNI in the hands of a telecommunications carrier.

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EdWeek Market Brief

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:00

The sweeping new European data privacy regulation, GDPR, has set stricter ground rules for education companies’ collection and use of data. Join EdWeek Market Brief for an in-depth look at the law’s implications for K-12 providers in the United States and beyond. We’ll offer tips for companies—from established businesses to startups—on the changes they may need to make to their product development, consent policies, and data inventory to get in line with the policy, and the mistakes ed-tech providers need to avoid.



Kentucky's Statewide Broadband on Track for 2019-20

The Kentucky Wired plan has been delayed and survived a near-death experience during the 2018 legislative session, but the “middle mile” broadband network plan now intends to roll out within 18 to 24 months with its original intent and focus – put

So What The Heck Does 5G Actually Do? And Is It Worth What The Carriers Are Demanding?

I have spent the last two weeks or so doing a deep dive on what, exactly does 5G actually do — with a particular emphasis on the recently released 3GPP standard (Release 15) th

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Center on Privacy & Technology

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:30 to 14:30

Just how private is location data kept by cellphone providers?

Join us after the Supreme Court renders its decision in Carpenter v. United States to hear experts reflect on implications for policy and practice.

  • Professor Laura Donohue, Fourth Amendment expert, Georgetown University Law Center 
  • Jason Downs, Criminal litigation expert, Downs Collins

  • Todd Hesel, Appellate criminal prosecutor, Maryland Office of the Attorney General

  • Professor Sibren Isaacman, Cellular network data expert, Loyola University Maryland