What's on the agenda for policymakers.


Federal Communications Commission

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 10:00 to 15:00

The TAC will hear presentations from its four working groups: 5G/IOT/V-RAN, Future of Unlicensed Operations, Artificial Intelligence, and 5G Radio Access Network Technology.

This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the TAC Chair and the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

The TAC meeting is open to the public.

Who Gets 5G — And Who Gets Left Behind — Has Some Worried About Digital Inequality

What gets left out of the conversation about 5G is that the service will likely be rolled out the same way as in technologies past — predominantly in wealthier areas.

How National 5G Policy Became Chaotic

President Donald Trump says he wants America to win the race to the fast new wireless future. He took it seriously enough to sign a presidential memorandum setting a deadline of July 2019 for a new national strategy on allocating the airwaves.

Questions for Robert Blair, Trump’s Point Man on 5G

A Q&A with Robert Blair, senior advisor to the White House Chief of Staff.

So You Wanna Get 5G?

Can Americans actually get 5G? The rollout of high-speed 5G hinges on a mix of domestic and global telecommunications policies, many of which still need to be resolved.



Tue, 03/03/2020 - 07:45 to 18:30
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ethical Considerations before the FCC (CLE Ethics Credit)

What Trump’s trip to India means for tech

The tech world is closely watching President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to India, which could have implications for digital trade, 5G and other policy areas. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is part of the US delegation in tow


New America

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 15:00 to 19:00

The internet has set us free. The internet will destroy our democracy. Both the utopian and apocalyptic hype share a common belief that there is something unprecedented about the power of digital communications online.


ACA Connects 

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 15:30 to Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:00


Focus on the FCC Featuring FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

March 18, 9:00-9:45 a.m.

The FCC’s senior Democrat to discuss will share her views and priorities for 2020 and beyond during a conversation with ACA Connects Chairman Patty Boyers. An expert on spectrum policy and emerging broadband technologies, as well as a tireless advocate on consumer and public safety issues, Commissioner Rosenworcel will provide invaluable insights into the regulatory environment.


Commissioner Starks Remarks at Rural Broadband Roundtable

The persistent problem of the digital divide is hardening into a state of “Internet Inequality.” We know that millions of Virginians still lack access to high-quality affordable broadband.