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FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission is planning a vote in December to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.

Proposed Lifeline Reforms a Mixed Bag, Still Ignore Real Issues

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai contends his proposed reforms to the Lifeline program will “more effectively and efficiently help close the digital divide by directing Lifeline funds to the areas where they are mos

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BroadbandUSA
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:00 to 15:00

Electric cooperatives are capitalizing on existing infrastructure and deep community roots to bring gigabit communications to rural communities, and the results can be transformational. Just as rural electrification energized the country in the early 20th century, high capacity broadband connections are necessary for thriving communities in the 21st century. Join BroadbandUSA’s Practical Broadband Conversations webinar to learn how member-based co-ops are making the case for investment and creating new opportunities for economic prosperity.

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Internet Association

Date: 
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 07:30 to Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:15

The Virtuous Circle summit is presented by Internet Association.

The Virtuous Circle Summit is where the most important stakeholders of the internet economy meet for robust discussion of the issues facing the internet ecosystem.


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American Bar Association

Date: 
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:00 to 13:00

This program will explore the current boundaries between FCC and FTC jurisdiction over protecting consumer privacy. The panelists will discuss: the impact of the Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding, restoring broadband as a lightly-regulated “information service;” the latest on the 9th Circuit’s en banc review of the decision in FTC v. AT&T Mobility; and legislation on the issue, including the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

 

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ABB and The Hill

Date: 
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:00 to 10:05

Sponsored by ABB

A new wave of digital technology is transforming how the United States invests in every type of infrastructure, from energy to transportation to industrial. 

Is the transition of resources from strictly physical to digital adding value to infrastructure projects? What changes will need to be made to existing infrastructure to incorporate this new technology? Could a robust digital infrastructure redefine what infrastructure investment is, and what are some of the regulatory challenges that will need to be addressed? 


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Subcommittee on Oversight

House Committee on Science

Date: 
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

Witnesses:

  • Ms. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Renee Wynn, chief information officer, NASA
  • Ms. Essye Miller, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity, Department of Defense
  • Dr. Mark Jacobson, associate teaching professor, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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House Judiciary Committee

Date: 
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

Witness:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions


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Silicon Flatirons
University of Colorado Law School

Date: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:00 to 18:45

Society increasingly depends on computer networks and wireless systems. Yet, outages and adverse incidents are regular occurrences.  It has become essential for this technology to maintain an acceptable level of service—in other words, to be resilient.


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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee

Homeland Security Committee

Date: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

The purpose of this hearing is to explore ways the Department of Homeland Security can maximize the value of cyber threat information shared by the government and identify and utilize the most effective cyber threat information sharing partnerships, in order to increase the participation and volume of cyber threat information sharing with the private sector.