Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Think of the Public Before the Broadcasters

[Commentary] As the son of a broadcast pioneer who got his license from the Department of Commerce in 1923 and as a former broadcaster myself, I read with great sadness “FCC to Lift Limits on Media Deals.” Although Federal Communications Commissio

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Broadband Communities Summit 2018

Date: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:00 to Thu, 05/03/2018 - 15:30

As the leading conference on broadband technologies for communities, the Broadband Communities Summit attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. Many of the country’s major property owners and real estate developers attend the Summit each year, along with independent telcos and cable companies, municipal and state officials, community leaders and economic development professionals.



Judge Will Decide Two Media Merger Cases in One

When US District Court Judge Richard Leon hears the U.S. government’s lawsuit to stop the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, he will be deciding not just one media deal but two.

Why states might win the net neutrality war against the FCC

[Analysis] Can states force Internet service providers to uphold net neutrality? That's one of the biggest unanswered questions raised by the Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal its net neutrality rules.

A wave of new tech could give you more choice in broadband providers

SpaceX's worldwide network of thousands of orbiting devices that can beam Internet signals down to earth from low orbit, 5G data, and more efficient use of our airwaves -- all these could boost competition in your local broadband market in the com

Everyone says they'll be first with 5G

When it comes to the four major carriers, everyone says they are going to be first with 5G. It's always a race to be first with a new generation of technology (and to claim being first, which isn't always the same thing.) The stakes are extra high

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Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 02/28/2018 - 10:17

An executive session to consider the following nominations:

  1. Joseph Simons, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, Chairman Designate
  2. Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
  3. Christine Wilson, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
  4. Rohit Chopra, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner

 



Chairman Pai Announces visit to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands in March

[Press release] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will visit Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands from March 7–10 to meet with local leaders and communications service providers and review the status of communications restoratio

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Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Topics selected for FCC open meeting agendas will be posted on the Commission's website approximately three weeks prior to the Commission's next monthly meeting. The Commission will also issue a public notice of the "Commission Meeting Agenda" one week before the meeting and announce at that time the items that are scheduled for the agenda.



FCC Eliminates Hard-Copy Rules Requirement

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters and cable operators keep paper copies of the FCC's regulations on hand, the latest in a series of actions to whack away at regulations FCC