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FCC Announces Agenda for Sept 26, 2018 Open Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Wednesday, Sept 26, 2018:

Sen Thune eyes 2019 for privacy legislation push

As the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to bring in tech and telecom officials for a hearing on consumer privacy, Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has suggested Congress should legislate.

The Game is Rigged: Congress Invites No Consumer Privacy Advocates to its Consumer Privacy Hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee is getting ready to host a much-anticipated hearing on consumer privacy—and consumer privacy groups don’t get a seat at the table.


Consortium for School Networking

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

New America, the Global Network Initiative, and the American Society of International Law

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:00 to Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:30


9:00-9:15 a.m. – Welcome

Judith Lichtenberg
Executive Director, Global Network Initiative

Sharon Bradford Franklin
Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy, New America’s Open Technology Institute

Wes Rist
Deputy Director, American Society for International Law


Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00

Broadband Access & Adoption

  • Broadband Reliability: Zachary Bischof, Northwestern University
  • Broadband Speed and Economic Growth: George Ford, Phoenix Center
  • US Broadband Deployment: Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
  • Digital Divide: Laleah Fernandez, Michigan State University

Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology Policy Issues

Who's In, Who's Out for DOJ Meeting on Tech

The Justice Department has received “an increased level of interest from state attorneys general” for its Sept.


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:00

This hearing will examine privacy policies of top technology and communications firms, review the current state of consumer data privacy, and offer members the opportunity to discuss possible approaches to safeguarding privacy more effectively.



American Enterprise Institute

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:00 to 11:45

The Federal Communications Commission has a key role in the United States’ transition to fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies and infrastructure. New technologies and devices connecting to the internet as part of the Internet of Things will radically increase the amount of traffic on the network, and important applications such as self-driving cars and health applications will rely on 5G to function.


The Atlantic

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:55 to 11:00


8:55am ET Welcome

Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director AtlanticLIVE
Niki Christoff, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Government Relations, Salesforce*

9:00am ET A View from the Senate

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

9:30am ET A View from the House

Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA)

With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic