What's on the agenda for policymakers.

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Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:00

The Policy Forum at AT&T is hosting an in-person, in-depth discussion on FirstNet and the efforts currently underway to build, deploy, and operate the first-ever nationwide public safety broadband network. Chris Sambar, Senior Vice President, AT&T, FirstNet Program will provide the keynote address.

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USTelecom and NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:00

A webinar featuring the authors of a new research paper describing in economic terms the costs of building and supporting a broadband network. The conversation will center on the critical role rural subsidies play in assisting service providers to deliver broadband to high-cost areas and how best to ensure subsidies are properly targeted and efficiently distributed.


Steve Parsons, PhD, President, Parsons Applied Economics
James Stegeman, President, CostQuest Associates (CQA)

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Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Research and Technology

House Science Committee

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:00
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Federal Communications Commission

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Sonic is a small ISP that competes brilliantly with the big guys — so they're trying to throttle its business

For years, the big internet service providers have striven to hamstring competition across the telecommunications landscape.

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Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:00

The hearing will review cybersecurity issues raised in response to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, such as challenges with conducting complex coordinated vulnerability disclosure and supply chain cybersecurity, and how best to coordinate cybersecurity efforts going forward. This hearing follows a letter sent by Sens.

FCC Agenda for July 2018 Open Meeting

[Press release] The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subject listed below on Thursday, July 12, 2018: 

A Solid Process and Proposal to Update Kid Vid

[Commentary] Congress passed the 1990 Children’s Television Act to tie broadcast-license renewals, the main asset of a local station, with a fairly general obligation to air educational and informational programming for children.

The GOP's midterm playbook: Bash tech

Republican leaders and lawmakers are setting their sights on a new target as they head into a difficult midterm election: an increasingly-powerful tech industry they view as biased against conservatives.

Sen McConnell Delays Starks FCC Confirmation

Geoffrey Starks, who sailed through a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation vote with unanimous backing, had seemed poised June 28 to assume a vacant Federal Communications Commission seat in a Senate vote by unanimous consent, paired with curren