Calendar | Saturday, April 1, 2017

Facilitating the 21st Century Wireless Economy

Apr 5 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

S.19, To provide opportunities for broadband investment, and for other purposes.

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Apr 6 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW Room 3321, Washington, DC, 20237, United States

This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency’s public Web site at www.bbg.gov

Technology, accountability, and international law

Apr 13 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

While the potential benefits of collecting vast amounts of metadata for governments and businesses are obvious, this data collection also poses a number of difficulties regarding internationally recognized rights to privacy, information, expression, and association. Confusion over the boundaries between “good” and “bad” uses of the World Wide Web is growing, with different national authorities intervening to regulate and mediate areas of conflict and competition with little to no normative consensus at the international level.

Fragmented democracy and social media: A discussion with Cass Sunstein

Apr 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street Auditorium, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The Future of Broadband Privacy—Who Will Protect Consumers?

Apr 17 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Join New America’s Open Technology Institute and Public Knowledge as we welcome Federal Trade Commissioner Terrell McSweeny to discuss the future of broadband privacy. The event will also include a panel to unpack the implications surrounding the privacy rules’ repeal.

Digital Southwest

Apr 18 2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location:
Mesa Convention Center, 263 North Center Street, Mesa, AZ, 85201, United States

Participants will hear from mayors, other city officials, state and federal policymakers, rural and tribal representatives, as well as national broadband experts. From financing to infrastructure development to smart cities, panelists will share a wealth of practical information.

Strategies for Broadband Adoption and Digital Inclusion in Rural Communities

Apr 19 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a technical assistance workshop to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization.

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (April 2017)

Apr 20 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Expect to see an agenda 3 weeks prior to the meeting

Rural Health Care Program: Solutions to Connect Our Rural Communities

Apr 20 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
SHLB Coalition, 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Have Internet Giants Taken Over Creative Culture?

Apr 20 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

In Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy, Jonathan Taplin uses his own extensive experience as a music and film producer to explore the real consequences average consumers stand to face if this monopolistic activity goes unchecked and to recommend potential solutions.

Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Apr 21 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The agenda of the first meeting will be to introduce members of the BDAC, task the BDAC with initial assignments, and introduce working groups that will assist the BDAC with carrying out its work. The BDAC will also begin discussing how to accelerate the deployment of broadband by reducing and/or removing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment.

What the FCC's Consumer Help Center Can Do For You

Apr 24 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The FCC's Consumer Governmental Affairs Bureau will be hosting a webinar for consumers about the FCC' Consumer Help Center.

Rebuilding America: A New Infrastructure Agenda

Apr 24 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

The prospects for a major national infrastructure push from the new administration and Congress

FCC Chairman Pai Speech on the Future of Internet Regulation

Apr 26 2017 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will speak Wednesday afternoon at the Newseum on the future of Internet regulation. FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly will also give remarks.

The Fuzzy and the Techie: Humanizing Technology to Address Our Gravest Problems

Apr 28 2017 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Scott Hartley is the author of The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World and a venture capitalist and startup advisor.

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