Calendar | Sunday, September 17, 2017

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

Sep 18 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am
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
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
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
Jackson Kelly PLLC, 500 Lee Street East Suite 1600, Charleston, WV, 25301, United States

Technological Advisory Council

Sep 19 2017 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
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
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
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.


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