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Top states say they haven’t been invited to the Justice Department's meeting about tech companies

Democratic attorneys general from key states said they have not yet been invited by the Justice Department to its upcoming review of tech companies, prompting criticism that the Trump administration's inquiry is a politically-charged attack on the


Mountain Connect

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00 to Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:45

Creative and collaborative community examples throughout the Midwest as well as highlighting the network infrastructure and economic achievement in Fairlawn.  Three conference tracks:

  • Community Development 
  • Intelligent Communities
  • Emerging Technologies


Broadband USA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:00

New, emerging and innovative wireless technologies currently being tested and/or deployed to address rural broadband challenges


  • Mathis Shinnick,Chief Executive Officer, OptiPulse, Inc. & John Joseph, Founder, Inventor and President, OptiPulse, Inc.
  • Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
  • Keith Walker, Chief Executive Officer, AER Wireless
  • Dr. Sisso El-Hamamsy, Chief Executive Officer, Mage Networks

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra Weighs in on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

Our upcoming hearings provide an important opportunity for the Federal Trade Commission to reflect on ways to increase the effectiveness of our enforcement of the antitrust laws.


Federal Communications Commission

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:00

The FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee is composed of state, local and Tribal officials. The IAC provides guidance, expertise, and recommendations to specific requests from the FCC on a range of issues affecting local, state, and Tribal governments that are within the jurisdiction of the FCC.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for September 2018 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the September Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018:



Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:00

The Next Generation 5G network promises more than blazing fast wireless broadband. Cities will become smarter, and analysts expect 5G will enable the Internet of Things, encompassing a wide array of industries. As 5G implementation moves closer to reality, the industry, policymakers, and others are grappling with the challenges and long-term benefits of rolling out the technology.


Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:00 to Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:30

This year's summit will bring together 75 participating communities, forming an extensive national network of housing providers, municipal agencies .and community stakeholders that are dedicating themselves to digital inclusion.

This year's theme is "Connect to the Future!" a reflection of our goal to help families in public housing connect to the transformative tools of the Digital Age.  These tools will prepare residents for the technology changes that lie ahead and the vast opportunities these changes will bring. 

What I Hope to Learn from the Tech Giants

Elected officials will have a chance to question those who run Silicon Valley tech giants. This public scrutiny comes at an important time, as Americans across the political spectrum debate the ever-increasing role of these massive companies in ou


Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30

For the last 40 years, antitrust policy has been guided by the consumer welfare standard, which generally allows companies to pursue mergers and other market strategies absent harm to consumers or anticompetitive conduct. But some activists have advocated for actively pushing back against the formation of large firms, an approach championed in the early 20th century by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. Today’s neo-Brandeisians worry about what they see as undue concentrations of economic and political power, and they hope to prop up small businesses.