Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
4

It is the policy of the United States to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people.

Exploring the Value of Spectrum to the U.S. Economy

Mar 2 2017 - 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

A hearing to explore the future of spectrum policy and how wireless technology benefits consumers and the economy. It will also examine evolving market demand for licensed and unlicensed spectrum and the Federal Communications Commission’s recent spectrum auctions.

Connecting America: Improving Access to Infrastructure for Communities Across the Country

Mar 1 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 hearing will examine the challenge of connecting Americans, particularly in rural communities, to transportation and information networks.

Rep Khanna headed to Appalachia to support program that trains young people for tech jobs

Location:
Paintsville, KY, United States
Recommendation:
3

Rep Ro Khanna (D-CA), whose Silicon Valley district is home to Apple, Google, Facebook and Tesla, says he’ll travel to Appalachia in March to lend his support to a program that trains young people — including the children of coal miners — for jobs like coding and computer tech.

Can We Make Media Better? Some Signs Of Hope.

Location:
New Media Ventures, 901 Mission St Impact Hub, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States
Recommendation:
3

I see two main opportunities to make media more informative, delightful and inspiring of action:

It’s time bring US broadband subsidies up to world standards

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

Count yourself unlucky if you are a US telecommunications customer, because you have been funding a system that is far behind international standards.

Net Neutrality and the Fight for Our Digital Rights

Feb 27 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Cannon House Office Building, Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE Room 122, Washington, DC, 20515-6065, United States

Speakers — including special guest FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn — will discuss the long fight that led to the historic 2015 victory for Net Neutrality and the threats the Trump administration poses. Representatives from racial justice and public interest groups, as well as grassroots activists, will share their perspectives on the open internet’s importance as a tool for communities of color.

New FCC chair says the internet should not be run by 'lawyers and bureaucrats' in DC

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Businesses eagerly awaiting regulation rollbacks from the Trump administration may get them in an unexpected place: the internet, according to new Fderal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. "My own view is that the internet should be run by technologists and engineers and business people, not by lawyers and bureaucrats here in the nation's capital," Chairman Pai.

FCC Proposes 'Next-Generation' Broadcast Television Transmission Standard

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission seeks comment on a proposal that would allow television broadcasters to use the “Next Generation” broadcast television transmission standard, called “ATSC 3.0,” on a voluntary, market-driven basis.

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (Feb 2017)

Feb 23 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Deletion of Consent Agenda From February 23, 2017 Open Meeting

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at its Feb 23 meeting. The FCC was to consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Delta Radio Network regarding the dismissal of a modification application.
The FCC adopted the Consent Agenda.

Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

A set of internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission has become a target for Republicans.

Is anyone gonna review this AT&T–Time Warner merger or what?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

It seems that the pending AT&T–Time Warner merger continues to be a political hot potato, with different factions of government and industry continuing to argue over who will review it. Whether the merger ends up at the Department of Justice alone or at the DOJ and the Federal Communications Commission will make all the difference: DOJ policies make it likely to approve the merger, whereas the FCC, even with its corporation-friendly chairman, will have to give it a more rigorous review that could kill the deal or at least place some restrictions on it.

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (September 2017)

Sep 28 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

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (August 2017)

Aug 3 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

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (July 2017)

Jul 13 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

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (June 2017)

Jun 15 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

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (May 2017)

May 18 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

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

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (March 2017)

Mar 23 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

Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

Mar 15 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The meeting on March 15, 2017, will be the eighth and last meeting of the CSRIC under the current charter.

What to expect from the Trump administration on cybersecurity

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Look for President Donald Trump's administration to push for increased cybersecurity spending in government, but also for increased digital surveillance and encryption workarounds.

CPB Board of Directors

Mar 7 2017 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), 401 Ninth Street, NW Blair-Killian Board Room, Washington, 20004-2129, United States

The CPB Board of Directors will meet telephonically

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First Lifeline, Now Broadband Program for Schools and Libraries in the FCC’s Crosshairs

First the new Federal Communications Commission majority revoked the approval of nine companies to become Lifeline providers, a move that will weaken the Lifeline program and widen the digital divide. Now it appears that the E-Rate program, which makes broadband services more affordable for America’s schools and libraries, is in the FCC majority’s crosshairs. And much like in the case of Lifeline, the majority is using procedural steps and administrative tools to weaken the E-Rate program.

Here’s how to defend network neutrality

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Network neutrality is under threat, but you can do something to defend it. Activists working on the issue have numerous suggestions. So how exactly can you make your voice heard?

Possible FCC Shift Could Wipe Out $100 Million AT&T Fine

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission’s record-breaking $100 million proposed fine against AT&T may soon be relegated to the dustbin.

How Tech Policies May Evolve Under Republicans and Trump

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

A Q&A with Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD).

Trump attempts a reset with a rally, new staff and a renewed fight with the media

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

Nearly a month into a presidency full of missteps, Donald Trump returned Feb 18 to firmer ground outside of Washington, staging a raucous campaign-style rally here with a throng of adoring supporters who helped sweep him into the White House.

Disability Advisory Committee Announcement Of Date, Time And Agenda Of Next Meeting

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The first meeting of the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee’s second term will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Eastern Time, at the FCC’s headquarters.

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting February 23, 2017

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, February 23, 2017:
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