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FCC Announces Agenda for Sept 26, 2018 Open Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Wednesday, Sept 26, 2018:

House Minority Leader Pelosi on net neutrality: California will pave the way for a federal law

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined CA state senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), firefighters, state legislators and community advocates in support of CA Senate Bill 822, which would enact the strongest net neutrality standards in

California Attorney General gets Privacy Boost

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed into law a state funding bill that will grant Attorney General Xavier Becerra $700,000 and five new staffers to help craft and implement the state’s sweeping new privacy law. AG Becerra has reportedly told Gov.

Sen Thune eyes 2019 for privacy legislation push

As the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to bring in tech and telecom officials for a hearing on consumer privacy, Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has suggested Congress should legislate.

Understanding the FCC’s Proposed Small Cell Order

On September 5, the Federal Communications Commission released the text of an order in its ongoing proceeding to streamline the rollout of infrastructure for broadband services, including small cells for 5G wireless service.

The Game is Rigged: Congress Invites No Consumer Privacy Advocates to its Consumer Privacy Hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee is getting ready to host a much-anticipated hearing on consumer privacy—and consumer privacy groups don’t get a seat at the table.

Sponsor: 

Consortium for School Networking

Date: 
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00
Sponsor: 

New America, the Global Network Initiative, and the American Society of International Law

Date: 
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:00 to Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:30

Agenda:

9:00-9:15 a.m. – Welcome

Judith Lichtenberg
Executive Director, Global Network Initiative

Sharon Bradford Franklin
Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy, New America’s Open Technology Institute

Wes Rist
Deputy Director, American Society for International Law



Sponsor: 

Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Date: 
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00

Broadband Access & Adoption

  • Broadband Reliability: Zachary Bischof, Northwestern University
  • Broadband Speed and Economic Growth: George Ford, Phoenix Center
  • US Broadband Deployment: Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
  • Digital Divide: Laleah Fernandez, Michigan State University

Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology Policy Issues



Across the US, 5G Runs Into Local Resistance

Millions of Americans will soon encounter new poles or notice antennas sprouting on existing structures, like utility poles, street lamps and traffic lights, all over their neighborhoods.