Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

The Past, Present, and Future State of Lobbying

Jul 11 2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location:
American Trucking Association, 430 First St SE, Washington, DC, 20003, United States

A look at the lobbying profession - where we've been, the current environment, and some expert opinions on where we might be headed

Sprint Enters Into Exclusive Talks With Charter, Comcast On Wireless Deal

Location:
Sprint , 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States

Apparently, Sprint has entered into exclusive talks with Charter Communications and Comcast as the cable companies explore a deal that could bolster their plans to offer wireless service.

Markup -- USF Bill

Jun 29 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

S. 875, To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and submit a report on filing requirements under the Universal Service Fund programs, Sponsor: Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)

FCC Year in Review

Jun 26 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Location:
Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW Conference Center, Washington, DC, 20006, United States

The FCBA Judicial Practice Committee will sponsor their annual CLE on Monday, June 26 from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. entitled “FCC Year in Review.” This program will be held at Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW.

The FISA Amendments Act: Reauthorizing America’s Vital National Security Authority and Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties

Jun 27 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Senate Judiciary Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building -- 226, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Nuts and Bolts: Deciphering the Details of Encryption

Jun 28 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Avenue Southwest 2247 , Washington, DC, 20515, United States

Designed to complement the Introduction to Encryption event, the second lecture in our Nuts and Bolts series offers participants the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the fundamentals of encryption.

Where Privacy Meets Security

Jun 28 2017 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

New America and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) will discuss with renowned privacy and cybersecurity experts how organizations improve their security posture, while being mindful of privacy. The panel will offer insights into privacy principles and opportunities to integrate privacy considerations into data security.

Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

Jul 19 2017 - 8:00am - Jul 20 2017 - 8:00pm
Location:
Westin Georgetown, 2350 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States

Join MMTC at its 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, Financing America's Future, as MMTC convenes hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, innovators, and investors to highlight the latest developments in accessing capital and telecom policy.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July 2017 Open Meeting

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the July Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 13, 2017 ...

Consumer Protection Month at the FCC

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

During Consumer Protection Month, the FCC will take up several public interest initiatives to address problems that too many Americans face.

FCC Explores Spurring High-Speed Internet in Multiple Tenant Buildings

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

As part of its ongoing efforts to accelerate access to high-speed Internet service, the Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on ways to increase deployment, competition and innovation in the market for broadband in apartments, shopping malls and other “multiple tenant environments,” or MTEs. While FCC rules currently bar telecommunications and video services providers from entering into exclusive agreements that can stifle competition in MTEs, the FCC has adopted a Notice of Inquiry seeking information about what additional barriers to deployment may exist. The FCC is requesting input on whether and how it should act to remove any barriers that raise the cost and slow deployment in MTEs of next-generation networks, which are critical to jobs, health care, education, innovation, and information.

President Trump Pledges Rural Broadband Support in Infrastructure Package

Location:
Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

President Donald Trump said that expanded access to broadband internet service in rural areas will be part of the infrastructure plan he will submit to Congress, helping to bridge a digital divide that leaves small towns behind.

White House looks to bridge gap between Silicon Valley and the rest of America

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

The White House is gathering technology leaders on June 22 to discuss how the industry aims to drive economic growth in emerging technology areas like wireless broadband and drones.

President Trump will commit to improving internet access in rural areas

Location:
Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

President Donald Trump will commit on June 21 to improving internet access in the country’s hardest-to-reach rural areas as a part of his forthcoming push to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

President Trump tells tech CEOs that Washington needs to 'catch up with the revolution'

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

President Donald Trump called for “sweeping transformation of the federal government’s technology” during the first meeting of the American Technology Council.

Rep Pelosi Sends Letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Opposing Proposal to Unravel Net Neutrality

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai opposing the FCC’s proposal to reclassify broadband as a service under Title I of the Communications Act. Minority Leader Pelosi also requested a public hearing in San Francisco (CA) on the FCC’s harmful plan to dismantle consumer protections on the internet.

Deletion of Agenda Item for June 2017 Open Meeting

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

The following Agenda item has been adopted by the Commission, and deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at the Thursday, June 22, 2017, Open Meeting and previously listed in the Commission’s Notice of June 15, 2017:

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Jun 22 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Tumblr, 35 East 21st Street, New York, NY, 10010, United States

The Future of Net Neutrality Town Hall

Jun 26 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22201, United States

U.S. Representative Don Beyer will host a forum on net neutrality in Arlington, Virginia with former Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and former FCC General Counsel Jonathan Sallet.

FCC Budget Hearing

Jun 20 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Senate Committee on Appropriations, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building 138, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Less Heat, More Light: Finding the Right Path Forward for Net Neutrality

Jul 11 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Join ITIF for a panel of experts to discuss opportunities, challenges, what is new, and how best to move forward in this perennial debate.

Britain’s broadband capital considers cutting off phone lines

Location:
Hull, United Kingdom

The small city of Hull in northern England is planning to be one of the first places in Europe to consign its telephone lines to history. By the end of 2017, between 150,000 ...

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Jun 29 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Interface, 140 W 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001, United States

Join Future Tense for a wide-ranging conversation about how we might navigate through turbulent technological transformations and steer toward better tomorrows.

Roundtable on Net Neutrality

Jun 19 2017 - 9:30am - 10:30pm
Location:
Mozilla, 331 E. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94041, United States

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) will convene a roundtable to discuss the impacts of net neutrality and the consequence of eviscerating the policy. Eshoo will hear from CEOs of several technology companies in Silicon Valley, a librarian, and former Counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Gigi Sohn, on how the current net neutrality rules ensure a free and open internet.

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (December 2017)

Dec 14 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 (November 2017)

Nov 16 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 (October 2017)

Oct 26 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

Rep Eshoo To Host Net Neutrality Roundtable June 19

Location:
Mozilla, 331 E. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94041, United States

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) will get together with opponents of the proposal to reverse the Title II classification of internet access.

Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America

Jun 21 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

The subcommittee will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in reaching nationwide broadband coverage. Members will look at the accuracy of data collection efforts when it comes to reaching unserved or underserved areas, as well as the robustness of available technologies.

Net Neutrality and the Economy: How the FCC’s Rules Promote Investment, Create Jobs, and Protect Consumers

Jun 21 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

The net neutrality rules, which prohibit broadband companies from blocking, throttling, and creating online “slow lanes,” are crucial for economic development, job creation, and serve as a democratizing force for communication.

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