Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Sen Sullivan Still Blocking FCC Nominations

Despite Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s attempt to resolve Sen. Dan Sullivan’s (R-AK) concerns over the subsidy funding flowing to his sta

What the Millimeter Wave Auction Bidders List Reveals About Carriers’ Plans for 5G

Three of the nation’s four largest wireless carriers are poised to bid in the upcoming Federal Communications Commission auctions of millimeter wave spectrum, according to a new FCC public notice.

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Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:00

This hearing will focus on identifying existing barriers to broadband deployment, ways to streamline infrastructure siting, and encourage investment in next generation communications services.  ​

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Chairman Pai's 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband

The Federal Communications Commission is changing the rules for an upcoming spectrum auction in a way that will make it harder for small carriers to buy spectrum for deploying rural broadband.

Will a Blue Wave Crash Down on FCC Chairman Pai?

A potential blue wave coming for Capitol Hill could leave Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai drowning in time-consuming congressional oversight sessions. House Democrats, who question Pai’s actions on everything from his repeal of

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commercee

Date: 
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

Join BroadbandUSA for an overview of federal funding options to support increasing broadband access in communities across the United States. Learn about recent program and policy updates from officials representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multi-trillion dollar economic impact

The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, could be a huge deal. The speed — and the number of devices that can be connected — could spawn new businesses we haven't even thought of yet.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) Announces Field Hearing to Examine 5G in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) will convene a hearing titled “The Race to 5G: A View from the Field,” on Oct 12, 2018 at Carnegie Town Hall in Sioux Falls (SD).

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Washington College of Law

American University

Date: 
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:59

The Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference will explore how we, as people of color and allies, preserve and safeguard democracy in our teaching and scholarship, particularly with respect to marginalized communities. The Conference theme is intentionally broad and relates to critical conversations such as: the role of lawyers and law professors; intersectionality, inclusion, and action; and whether and how to reframe and reclaim particular narratives.



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Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Date: 
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:30 to 12:00

High-speed mobile broadband networks are being deployed across the U.S., creating transformative opportunities for all parts of the U.S. economy. Two sectors in particular are likely to benefit from the increased capacity, high reliability, and minimal latency that 5G networks offer: digital manufacturing and the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare.