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California Lawmakers Urged To Reject Attempts To Weaken Privacy Law

California should reject requests by industry groups to water down the state's new privacy law, a coalition of 20 advocacy groups said in a new letter to lawmakers.

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream. That's the speed standard the FCC uses each year to determine whether advanced telecommunication

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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:00 to 15:30

The Audit and Finance Committee of the CPB Board of Directors will meet telephonically. On the draft agenda:

Sinclair's merger breakup could frustrate its TV ambitions

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s singularly nasty breakup with Tribune Media may put a serious damper on the conservative-leaning broadcast giant's ability to expand, despite its persisting hunger to do so. Sinclair insists it will press on with busines

The local TV consolidation race is here

Changes in decades-old broadcasting rules, combined with new types of competition in news and entertainment, are creating a drama-filled free-for-all as local US broadcasters consolidate. Consolidation will inevitably mean that fewer voices reach

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First Responder Network Authority

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce


Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00

The FirstNet Authority will post a detailed agenda for the combined meeting of the Board Committees and FirstNet Authority Board meeting on its website,, prior to the meetings. 

Is the Trump administration's re-killing of net neutrality a big deal?

The Federal Communications Commission has already repealed net neutrality, but the Trump administration can't leave it there. It also wants the Supreme Court to remove a ruling that upheld the controversial Obama-era rules. Is this a big deal?

DOJ provides boost to Sprint, T-Mobile merger chances

The Department of Justice believes three national 5G wireless providers are needed to ensure robust competition, a position that provides a big boost to the proposed $26.5 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. The No. 3 and No.

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New America

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:00 to Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:15

Tuesday, August 7

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00 - 9:05 AM

Welcome & Agenda Setting

9:05 - 9:35  AM

Keynote: Vint Cerf

9:40 - 10:00 AM

Context Setting - The Last 10 Years of M-Lab

10:15 - 11:45 AM

Lightning Talks into Breakout Sessions

Facebook looks to advance data privacy conversation

Tech companies are assessing their roles in protecting their users as officials in Washington debate whether the government should take a firmer hand in safeguarding Americans’ privacy.