What's on the agenda for policymakers.
9:30 am Introduction by Lisa Hone, Deputy Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
9:35 am Panel 1: Progress Made by Major Voice Service Providers in Deploying SHAKEN/STIR
Introduction: Chris Wendt, Director of Technical Research & Development for IP Communications, Comcast, and Co-author of SHAKEN and STIR standards
Moderators: Kris Monteith, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC Matthew Collins, Attorney Advisor, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
Over the last hundred years, we have gone back and forth between "natural monopoly" regulation and regulation designed to break open the markets and create competition. What lessons can we learn from the successes and failures of the last century of competition policy as we shape our digital future? How can we come up with a “regulatory toolkit” that encourages competition and that incorporates a wide range of regulatory options from data portability to antitrust? This roundtable is the next in a series run by the Digital Innovation & Democracy Initiative.
As American regulators and lawmakers intensify their scrutiny of Big Tech, there is a lot of discussion about whether or how they could accuse the companies of violating antitrust law.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will consider the following legislative measures and nominations:
On May 31, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on establishing a cap on the Universal Service Fund (USF) and ways it could enable the FCC to evaluate the financial aspects of the fou
Two themes I’d like to emphasize in my remarks: one, the importance of harnessing technology to solve our common challenges, and, two, the importance of regional collaboration to unlock those solutions.