Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Sponsor: 

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Date: 
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 07:30 to Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:30

NIST will be hosting the third in a series of public workshops on the development of the Privacy Framework: An Enterprise Risk Management Tool



President Trump signals US government ‘should be suing Google and Facebook’

President Donald Trump said the US government “should be suing Google and Facebook and all that,” then wagered that “perhaps we will,” in a new broadside against Silicon Valley at a moment when it already faces heightened antitrus

ReConnect Program Receives 53 Applications Worth $635M for Rural Broadband Loan/Grant Funding

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development received 53 applications requesting more than $635 million in loan-grant combination funding in the first round of the USDA ReConnect Pilot Program.

Texas Telecom Law Sets Up Legal Showdown for Cities, State

Cities across Texas stand to lose millions of dollars due to a new law that slashes fees telecom providers pay to them. But before the savings go into effect in 2020, it’s likely cities will challenge the legislation in the courts.

Right to Connect: A Media-Policy Roadmap for Presidential Candidates

A platform of recommended media-and-tech policies for all presidential candidates. Over the summer of 2019, Free Press Action will send the platform to each of the presidential candidates.

Sponsor: 

Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure

House Committee on Small Business

Date: 
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:00

Access to reliable high speed broadband is a critical issue for small businesses, especially in rural communities that are still unserved.  However, more accurate broadband maps are needed to direct federal funds to small rural carriers who seek to serve the most remote parts of America.  Improved granularity and an opportunity for communities to challenge the accuracy of broadband maps are needed to build broadband networks out to the 19 million Americans on the dark side of the digital divide.



Sponsor: 

Hudson Institute

Date: 
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Hudson Institute will host Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to discuss the capping of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Federal Universal Service Fund (USF). The conversation will be moderated by the Director of Hudson’s Center for the Economics of the Internet Harold Furchtgott-Roth.



Sponsor: 

Brookings

Date: 
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:30 to 16:00

Events like the Edward Snowden leaks, massive data breaches, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal have increased awareness of the data we generate from our devices and our daily lives. We have visibility into some of this data use; social media is very much in the spotlight, and users often wonder what personal information accounts for the advertisements that they are served online. But much less is known about other ways that personal information is collected and shared to support e-commerce, cloud services, business planning, and research of all kinds.



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:30

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

A one-day workshop for Tribal governments, Tribal employees, and Tribal members. This event is designed to provide information that will help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust communications infrastructure and services in Tribal communities.



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:00 to 14:30

Agenda

9:00 am Welcome Zenji Nakazawa, Public Safety and Consumer Protection Advisor to Chairman Pai

9:15 am Panel 1: Regulatory Framework for Multilingual Alert Distribution Over the EAS and WEA Systems