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Public broadcasting coalition withdraws request for relief from equal employment opportunity reporting

A coalition of top public broadcast organizations formally withdrew a recommendation that the Federal Communications Commission ease equal employment opportunity requirements for public stations. America’s Public Television Stations, National Publ

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Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Chairman Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting ... 



    Whose boats is tech really lifting?

    The U.S. technology industry has grown into one of America's most powerful and prestigious business sectors, now including 4 of the 5 most valuable companies in the world.

    Protesters Picket During Oscar Lunch Over Hispanic Representation In Hollywood

    More than 50 protesters demonstrated outside the annual Oscar nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton to protest the under-representation of Latinos in the film industry.

    Is Faster Better? Quantifying the Relationship Between Broadband Speed and Economic Growth

    In this bulletin, I aim to quantify the relationship between higher broadband speeds (10 Mbps versus 25 Mbps) and the growth rates in important economic outcomes in U.S.

    Wireless Workers Launch New 'Network'

    Communications Workers of America members at AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have created a national network of union and non-union workers organizing to "protect good jobs and quality customer service." According to CWA, hundreds are meeting in Or

    FCC's Broadband Advisory Committee’s One Touch Make Ready Recommendation Threatens Public Safety and Good Jobs

    The Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) adopted a recommendation that would mandate the use of contractors to move telephone company equipment to make room for new attachers' equipment.

    Internet Association is kicking off a new diversity initiative thanks to pressure from Congress

    The Internet Association -- a key voice for Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech giants in the nation’s capital -- is kicking off a new initiative to try to diversify the industry’s predominately white, male ranks.

    Verizon won’t be using tax cut to boost spending on network upgrades

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's claim that repealing network neutrality rules will boost network investment didn't get much support from Verizon's latest spending forecast.

    Apple pledges to spend $350 billion and bring 20,000 jobs to the US within next five years

    Apple said that it will spend $350 billion in development and create 20,000 jobs to the United States in the next five years, following the recent corporate tax changes and a greater push to increase manufacturing in the US.  As part of this inves