What's on the agenda for policymakers.
The statistics are staggering. Since 2004, more than 1,800 city and small town newspapers in the U.S. have folded and the number of reporters covering local news has decreased by fifty-percent. “News deserts” -- areas where zero or little local coverage exists -- are cropping up all around the country. Simultaneously, public trust in media continues to erode--fueled by divisive political culture, the rise in opinion journalism and the pernicious effect of misinformation and fake news in the internet age.
9:15 a.m.: Welcome
9:30–10 a.m.: Opening Remarks
Hon. Ed Markey, U.S. senator of Massachusetts
10–10:45 a.m.: Staying Connected: Tech and Social Relationships
Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th surgeon general of the United States
in conversation with James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense
10:45–11 a.m.: Break
11–11:15 a.m.: Enforcing COPPA: Are We Protecting Kids' Privacy?
The hearing will examine the current state of the nation’s broadband maps, and evaluate the ongoing efforts within the federal government and private sector to collect more accurate broadband coverage data. The hearing also will examine ways to increase coordination among federal agencies that administer broadband deployment programs to ensure resources are targeted to unserved areas.
The Trump administration is feuding internally over the fate of airwaves critical to 5G networks, threatening to undermine the country's push to speed development of the super-fast wireless service and set the global standards around the technolog
Facebook may be facing a multi-billion dollar fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices, but it’s the possibility of mandated changes to its data-driven business model that could be much more threatening to the company and
The Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a full-Committee markup on H.R. 1644, the "Save the Internet Act," legislation to restore critical net neutrality protections.
An executive session to consider the following telecommunications legislative measures:
Facebook now faces investigations into its business practices from a variety of federal agencies. Officials have opened inquiries into possible civil and criminal violations of laws related to privacy, corporate governance and discrimination.
C Spire and T-Mobile have been duking it out in dueling letters to the Federal Communications Commission concerning T-Mobile rural plans which, according to T-Mobile, are contingent on its planned merger with Sprint being approved by regulators. T
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission