What's on the agenda for policymakers.
The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission will hold two public workshops to solicit public dialogue on the draft vertical merger guidelines released on Jan. 10, 2020.
Policymakers have long struggled to close a digital divide that leaves millions without access to broadband internet service. In recent years, another digital divide has emerged that involves the unevenness of cyber capacity-building and retention between regions. For the United States to remain the most dynamic and innovative tech powerhouse in the world, it is imperative for all its regions, and not merely a few rarefied clusters such as Silicon Valley, to foster and sustain research and development of cyber technologies for a 21st-century knowledge economy.
SVOD vs AVOD - Who wins?
Encryption is often discussed as an issue of law enforcement, cybersecurity, or free expression for specific groups of users. However, encryption is crucial to the privacy and security of everyone who browses the internet, communicates online, or uses websites for convenient activities like banking, shopping, or tax filing. Now there is a vibrant discussion occurring among stakeholders and the general public about whether there should be any regulations on encryption available to consumers, or special provisions for access by law enforcement.
A public workshop to discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, its expansive interpretation by the courts, its impact on the American people and business community, and whether improvements to the law should be made.
Just how fast Americans can access 5G wireless service depends, in large part, on how effectively the guts of the network — namely, hundreds of thousands of bulky antennas — are placed in cities.
The Federal Communication Commission's Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division is going on a Rural Tour through Arizona and New Mexico, Jan. 27-31, the sixth in a series of trips designed to build partnerships with local consumer groups and to hear directly from local consumers and community members about their telecommunications concerns.
Preview new research from Pew’s broadband research initiative. The project’s forthcoming study will examine how nine states are bridging gaps in connectivity – and highlight five “promising practices” associated with effective broadband deployment.
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Opening Remarks
9:15 AM – An overview of Pew's research findings
The Committee is expected to consider a recommendation presented by one of its working groups. The CAC Robocall Report Working Group will present a recommendation on the gathering of data and/or sources of data relating to the availability and effectiveness of call blocking tools, as described in paragraphs 88 to 90 of the Commission’s Declaratory Ruling and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls; Call Authentication Trust Anchor.