Upcoming event

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.

Disability Advisory Committee

Oct 16 2017 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Committee is expected to receive and consider reports and recommendations from its subcommittees.

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 Future of Speech Online

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

Explore the most pressing issues around free speech online today

Broadband 4 All

Nov 2 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
National Union Building, 918 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will convene Broadband4All: Universal Service Symposium on the future of anchor institutions and the Universal Service Fund (USF) on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The Future of Net Neutrality

Sep 14 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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?

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

Sep 8 2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
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.

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.

Modernization Month at the FCC

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

Since becoming Chairman, I have consistently emphasized the need for the Commission’s regulations to match realities of the current marketplace. Our rules must reflect today’s technological and economic conditions, not those of yesterday. And at this month’s open meeting, we will advance this objective by focusing on whether to update or scrap outdated rules. That’s why we’re dubbing September Modernization Month at the FCC.

Public policy will lay the foundation for 5G and beyond

Moscone Center, 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

Public policy has probably never been more important for the US wireless industry as it will be over the next several years.

Preserving a Free, Open & Innovative Internet

Sep 7 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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.”

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

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

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.

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

Sep 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.

Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force Announces Webinar to Discuss Proposals put Forth in the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction Comment Public Notice

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

On August 4, 2017, the Commission released the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) Auction Comment Public Notice, seeking comment on detailed proposals for conducting the Phase II reverse auction designated as Auction 903.

Webinar on Connect America Fund II Auction

Sep 11 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges

Sep 7 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
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.

House Communications Subcommittee Schedules Repack Hearing for Sept 7

House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States

The House Commerce Committee has switched gears and will hold a Sept. 7 hearing on the post-incentive auction repack in its Communications Subcommittee.

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

Sep 6 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
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.

Statement of Gigi Sohn on the Aug 30 Closing of the FCC's Net Neutrality Comment Period

Washington, DC, United States

August 30th could very well mark the official beginning of the end for the Open Internet.

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.

Opt-In Requirements: The Hidden Red Tape of Privacy Laws

Oct 12 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

A discussion about the ongoing privacy debate, including the latest research on the economics of privacy, private-sector efforts to provide consumer choice on privacy, and opportunities for policymakers to streamline the digital economy while safeguarding individual privacy and encouraging innovation.

Antitrust and Innovation: What the Alarmists Get Wrong

Oct 3 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

A panel discussion on the ongoing policy debate about competition policy in innovation industries, including the latest research on the unique economics of innovation industries.

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Agenda for Sept 11 Workshop on Improving Situational Awareness During 911 Outages

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

As previously announced, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) will host a public workshop on September 11, 2017 to discuss best practices for improving situational awareness during 911 outages.

Announcement of Sept 18 Consumer Advisory Committee Meeeting

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

The next meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Commission’s headquarters building.

From Talk to Action in Charlotte

Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Saturday, Aug 26, Free Press’ News Voices: North Carolina project will host The News Charlotte Needs: A Public Forum on the Role of Journalism in Tackling Inequity.

Tech-Powered Civic Engagement Playbook Launch

Sep 7 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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.

Perspectives on FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Aug 18 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), 1101 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Net Neutrality Advocacy Day Planned for Sept 27

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

Network neutrality advocates have set Sept 27 for their next coordinated protest of rolling back the Title II classification, as the Republican-majority Federal Communications Commission has proposed.

Embracing Innovation and Diversity in Cybersecurity

Aug 11 2017 - 9:30am - 11:30am
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

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