Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

House to Vote on Broadband Mapping, Supply Chain

The House is scheduled to vote on its bipartisan compromises aimed at improving broadband mapping and securing the US telecommunications supply chain (and help

How Will Congress Spend Over $40 Billion in C-Band Auction Revenues?

In the race to 5G, American wireless companies are sorely lacking one essential ingredient: mid-band spectrum.

House still searching for a privacy deal

House committee leaders are still unable to strike a final deal on key privacy issues and are instead opting to release a discussion draft as bipartisan talks continue.

'We are deeply concerned’: House Science Committee seeks investigation of how 5G could hurt weather forecasting

The bipartisan leaders of the House Science Committee have requested government investigators examine why federal agencies disagree so starkly about the risks 5G communications technology poses to weather forecasting.

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Educational Broadband Service

In November 2019, Members of Congress wrote to the Federal Communications Commission to express concern that the very brief notice, and even shorter window for filing spectrum license applications in the 2.5 GHz proceeding will prevent many tribes

Can 5G replace everybody’s home broadband?

When it comes to the possibility of home broadband competition, we want to believe. And in the case of 5G mobile broadband, wireless carriers want us to believe, too.

Knock, Knock. Who's There? Ajit Pai

At the Federal Communications Bar Association's annual Chairman's Dinner, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai delivered a solid set of inside jokes. 

The FCC's Push to Purge Huawei From US Networks

The trade war between China and the US has centered largely on escalating tariffs. But in many rural communities, the focus has shifted to the security of networks for which Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have long provided equipment.

The Sale of .ORG, Trust, and Community-Based Organizations

In November 2019, the Internet Society (ISOC) sold the .ORG

Sponsor: 

Access Now, the ACLU, Consumer Reports, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Public Citizen, and Public Knowledge

Date: 
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:00

A  discussion on how data abuse disparately impacts marginalized communities, undermines human rights, and diminishes consumer power in the marketplace. We will consider existing bills that seek to address the issue and unpack what more can be done to protect vulnerable populations.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) will provide opening remarks, and a panel discussion will follow.

Panelists include: