Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Sponsor: 

Internet Education Foundation

Date: 
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 08:00 to 17:00

A Preview Of The Topics

The State of the Net will cover the waterfront of issues with keynotes from decisionmakers across the political spectrum. We will also curate panels with speakers who will drill down on the issues in greater detail. Some of the topics will include the following.

Commercial Privacy: The California privacy law combined with the EU’s GDPR have created significant momentum for federal commercial data legislation for the first time in decades. SOTN19 will feature two discussions looking at the topic in more depth.



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:00

At this meeting, the BDAC will continue considering and will vote on the Model Code for States, and it will hear a status report from the Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group.

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



Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

The alliance between Democrats and Silicon Valley has buckled and bent amid revelations that platforms like Facebook and Twitter allowed hateful speech, Russian propaganda and conservative-leaning “fake news” to flourish. But those tensions burst

Sponsor: 

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:00 to 15:00

The purpose of the Workshop is to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Workshop will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding, and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Nevada, federal agencies, and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access, and utilization.



Free Press and Free Press Action Release 2019 Policy Priorities

Our 2019 policy priorities lay out a proactive agenda for the new year and the new Congress, to move us closer to building media and communications systems that empower everyone to connect and communicate freely and safely. We’ve identified four m

Sen Sullivan, Chairman Pai, Subsidies, and FCC Confirmantions

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will finally meet with Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to discuss the senator’s longstanding frustrations with how the agency is doling out telecommunications subsidies.

Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:30

FCC You Soon

The new Democratic majority in the House is wasting no time in preparing its oversight efforts.

Sponsor: 

New America

Date: 
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00 to 17:30

Crypto Wars 2.0 has gone global. For five years, advocates for strong encryption have been locked in a debate with U.S. law enforcement officials over their demands that companies build encryption backdoors into their products. Yet both here and abroad, in countries like the U.K., France, and Australia, the focus has primarily been on whether it is feasible to build a secure backdoor. But what about the potential human costs of an encryption backdoor?



Sponsor: 

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Date: 
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

In recent years, and especially within the last few months, a “perfect storm” of developments are producing new tensions and new debates in the field of antitrust that to date have failed to produce anything approaching a consensus about the best path forward for this crucial policy sector. We will explore salient antitrust policy issues that will be front-and-center as we head into the next year.