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.
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:
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.
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.
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
A group of conservative organizations sent a letter to the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee supporting the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, saying the transaction is consistent with antitrust law and will benefit consumers.
The Honorable John Kneuer
President, JKC Consulting
Ms. Joanne S. Hovis
President, CTC Technology and Energy
Fixed wireless is becoming a serious contender in the growing broadband access market. Fixed wireless economics and technology improvements are giving carriers a new option versus fiber for both OSP backhaul and direct access applications. Technology advancements in the sub 6Ghz and mmWave space have reduced the size and cost, and increased bandwidth of fixed wireless products.
The Senate Commerce Committee will hold an executive session to consider a number of bills and nominations including:
This hearing will examine the imminent threat posed to America’s small businesses by the Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. The hearing will provide committee Members the opportunity to hear from national security experts and cybersecurity firms on steps the administration can take to protect small businesses and American citizens from the dangers presented by ZTE. The hearing will also investigate ongoing efforts being by both the public and private sectors to reduce the challenges small businesses face in dealing with illicit Chinese backed enterprises.