Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Rochester reaches deal with Greenlight, hopes to leverage terms to bridge digital divide

An agreement between the city and Greenlight Networks should help the local company expand into the Rochester neighborhoods. But obstacles remain with securing easements and access to utility poles. And while the pact was touted as a means to close the digital divide, it is uncertain how and when low-income customers might benefit. Greenlight's initial projects, already in planning with customers signed up, will be in Park Avenue and Cobbs Hill neighborhoods this summer and fall.

Education Leaders Push for Changes to Keep Americans Connected Pledge

So far, 723 telecommunications companies large and small have signed the Federal Communications Commission's "Keep Americans Connected" pledge. But according to a growing movement, many of those same companies — and especially the largest ones — need to "remove fine print from the internet pledge." A petition which currently has 13,112 signatures is asking FCC C

Sponsor: 

Axios

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:30 to 13:00

A live, virtual event on COVID-19's impact on education. We will unpack how the homework gap manifests in middle America and nationally, looking at communities and the creative solutions surfacing across the nation.  

Axios Co-founder & CEO Jim VandeHei and Cities Correspondent Kim Hart will host conversations with: 

The Honorable Laura Kelly

Governor, Kansas 

Ajit Pai
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Sal Khan
Founder & CEO, Khan Academy



President Trump Targets Broadband for COVID Negotiations

President Donald Trump on April 21 tweeted that broadband internet will be one of his own priorities in hashing out an upcoming fourth phase of coronavirus relief.

Sponsor: 

Public Knowledge

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

Local journalism has long faced challenges to its survival, and the COVID-19 pandemic presents a new threat of extinction. But, it’s one of our most essential resources, especially in the fight to counter misinformation online.



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 10:30

Topics selected for FCC open meeting agendas will be posted on the Commission's website approximately three weeks prior to the Commission's next monthly meeting. The Commission will also issue a public notice of the "Commission Meeting Agenda" one week before the meeting and announce at that time the items that are scheduled for the agenda.

 

 

 



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Tue, 06/09/2020 - 10:30

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020:

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Final Auction Procedures – The FCC will consider a Public Notice that would establish procedures for the Phase I auction of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (Auction 904), awarding up to $16 billion in support over 10 years for deployment of broadband services in unserved areas. (AU Docket No. 20-34, WC Docket Nos. 19-126, 10-90)



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:30

Agenda

  1. Transitioning the 900 MHz Band to Enable Broadband Deployment
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would realign the 900 MHz band to create a new six megahertz broadband segment to support the growing technological needs of our nation’s industries, while reserving the remaining four megahertz of the band for narrowband operations. (WT Docket No. 17-200)


FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the tentatively for the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2020:

Sponsor: 

USTelecom

Date: 
Wed, 04/22/2020 - 14:00

Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer at CenturyLink in a conversation with USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter on internet network performance during the COVID-19 emergency. Even as network traffic has greatly increased, America’s networks continue to manage this increase with little disruption to network applications. Learn how the networks and technologies supporting them are designed, engineered and managed to accommodate COVID-19 usage changes so we can continue to connect, work, learn and watch while at home.