Calendar | Friday, September 1, 2017

Addressing the Risk of Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline Program

Sep 6 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

The Lifeline program, which subsidizes telephone and broadband service for low-income consumers, was the subject of a recent study by the independent Government Accountability Office (GAO). In its report, GAO describes recurring failures of evaluation and oversight creating persistent risk of waste, fraud, and abuse and threatening the ability of Lifeline to serve its intended purpose.

Ground Rules for the Internet Ecosystem

Sep 7 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

The Committee sent invitations to CEOs of leading tech companies, including Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon, and Netflix and broadband providers including Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and Charter Communications, requesting they testify before the full committee.

The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges

Sep 7 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

The Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of reorganizing broadcasters into remaining TV bands following the spectrum incentive auction earlier this year. This hearing will provide members the opportunity to receive an update on the FCC’s repacking process.

Preserving a Free, Open & Innovative Internet

Sep 7 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, 221 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX, 75039, United States

Chairman Pai on how the FCC is “Preserving a Free, Open & Innovative Internet.”

Tech-Powered Civic Engagement Playbook Launch

Sep 7 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Google (DC), 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, United States

Next Century Cities invites you to the official launch of our playbook: 5 Lessons for Tech-Powered Civic Engagement.

45th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy

Sep 8 2017 (All day) - Sep 9 2017 (All day)
Location:
George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22201, United States

National security imperative of addressing foreign cyber interference in U.S. elections

Sep 8 2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Free and fair elections are a foundational pillar of American democracy, one it has held other countries accountable for throughout history. In 2016, the U.S. presidential election was engulfed in the controversy of election interference. While many questions remain unanswered, it is clear that much more must be done to protect one of Americans’ fundamental rights—the right to vote. Electronic voting machines that produce no verified record are in use in many states, and most states do not have audits that are robust enough to detect malware which could impact vote counts. Resolving these and other election security issues are of critical importance ahead.

Carving Out Exceptions to Section 230: How Will It Affect The Internet?

Sep 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Avenue Southwest Room #2237, Washington, DC, United States

A discussion about Section 230 and efforts to limit the scope of the law. The panel will include legal scholars and industry representatives that rely on the law. The panel will discuss the origins of the law, the role it plays in enabling Internet services and technologies.

Webinar on Connect America Fund II Auction

Sep 11 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

To facilitate public input on the proposals, the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force announces that the Wireless Telecommunications and Wireline Competition Bureaus will host a webinar about the proposed auction process.

FCC’s Lifeline Program: A Case Study of Government Waste and Mismanagement

Sep 14 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, 100 Constitution Ave NE SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, United States

The Future of Net Neutrality

Sep 14 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC has moved to undo recently adopted net neutrality rules; a change that will remove a requirement that all internet service providers treat websites, data, and digital companies equally. Experts will examine the fallout of a reversal of net neutrality rules: Will Congress intervene? Will net neutrality end up in the courts again? What will it mean for the tech industry?

The Future of Speech Online

Sep 15 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Explore the most pressing issues around free speech online today

The Times, They're Not A-Changin': The Continuing Case for an Open Internet

Sep 18 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Location:
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States

Tom Wheeler will ask a simple question: “What has happened in the past two years to justify a 180-degree reversal of Open Internet policy?” And his answer, “Nothing”. He will lay out the continuing case for an Open Internet, based on law and facts: protecting consumers and innovators; safeguarding free expression and economic opportunity; learning the lessons of the past; and anticipating the importance of future developments, like the Internet of Things.

Consumer Advisory Committee (Sept 2017)

Sep 18 2017 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Battle to Save Net Neutrality

Sep 18 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94118, United States

Mozilla and the Internet Archive will host a discussion featuring former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler; Representative Ro Khanna; Mozilla Chief Legal and Business Officer Denelle Dixon; Amy Aniobi, Supervising Producer, Insecure (HBO); Luisa Leschin, Co-Executive Producer/Head Writer, Just Add Magic (Amazon); and Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice. The panel will be moderated by Gigi Sohn, Mozilla Fellow and former Counselor to Chairman Wheeler, and will discuss how net neutrality promotes democratic values, social justice and economic opportunity, what the current threats are, and what the public can do to preserve it.

Community Broadband Workshop (Charleston)

Sep 19 2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Jackson Kelly PLLC, 500 Lee Street East Suite 1600, Charleston, WV, 25301, United States

Technological Advisory Council

Sep 19 2017 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Technological Advisory Council is helping the FCC to continue the momentum spurred by the National Broadband Plan to maximize the use of broadband to advance national interests and create jobs.

Auctioning America’s Wireless Future: Will 5G be Restricted to Big Mobile Carriers?

Sep 20 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Spectrum is the fuel powering an increasingly connected digital economy. As the tech world gears up for the next generation of wireless – gigabit-fast “5G” – a debate has begun over whether the FCC should facilitate access to spectrum for a wide variety of network solutions, or adopt rules that restrict access to the current big mobile carriers.

Digital Training and Workforce Development

Sep 20 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States

One in four jobs added to the economy over the next decade will be in technology and health care, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and jobs in every sector will require increased math, computer and digital literacy skills. As a result, the demand for a highly skilled, digitally trained workforce is high. Communities are taking the lead to ensure that their workforce is ready to attract and support emerging industries and businesses. Join this BroadbandUSA conversation to learn how local leaders are preparing the workforce for the digital skills needed today and tomorrow.

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (September 2017)

Sep 26 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

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