What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Even in the country that invented the internet, access has remained painfully slow for many rural residents in places like the central state of Arkansas, far from the big cities of the East and West coasts. That may be about to change.

5G is coming, but not everyone is happy about it

For 5G, rather than relying on the huge cellular towers that already loom over industrial parks and shopping centers, carriers are counting on "small cell" antennas placed only hundreds of feet apart.

FCC Eyes Change to Hearing-Disabled Call Reimbursement

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to reduce its reimbursement for hearing-impaired phone services that display a call’s text.


New America

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00 to 14:00

The Future of the Federal Trade Commission:
A Closer Look at the FTC's Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings


Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:00

The National Museum and Library Services Board will meet to advise the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with respect to duties, powers, and authority of IMLS relating to museum, library, and information services, as well as coordination of activities for the improvement of these services.

A plenary session (open to the public) will convene at 9:00 a.m., followed by an Executive Session (closed to the public) discussion of specific agreements and programs before the Board.

A Fresh Look at the 5.9 GHz Band

It’s time for the Federal Communications Commission to take a fresh look at the 5.9 GHz band.

FCC Agenda for Oct 2018 Open Meting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018:

Commissioner Carr Testimony at Senate Commerce Field Hearing on 5G

Spending time like this outside of DC—hearing directly from community leaders and broadband providers alike—is critical.

FTC Tackles Antitrust in Labor Markets

Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra set the stage for the agency’s look at tech platforms by focusing on how digital marketplaces harvest data, and how operators set the rules for buying and selling in the marketplaces.



Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:30 to 13:30

Broadband is connecting our communities in ways never dreamed possible. With continued investment, partnerships and innovation, significant opportunities lie ahead for consumers, businesses and entrepreneurs.

Please join USTelecom for a conversation about the path to connecting communities through continued investment in broadband infrastructure and innovation.

Honored Guests
Commissioner Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission
The Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture