Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Court Signals Green Light for Net Neutrality Arguments

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit said that oral arguments scheduled for January and now February will take place, partial government shutdown or not. That means the court will hear arguments in the Mozilla et al.

House Democrats campaigned on net neutrality. But will they act on it?

A majority of the new Democrats in the House have made public statements supporting network neutrality, giving advocates hope that the new members of Congress will have the issue in mind moving forward.

FCC 28 GHz Spectrum Auction Moves to Stage Three

The Federal Communications Commission will move the 28 GHz auction to stage three beginning Jan 14.

Sponsor: 

New America

Date: 
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 13:30 to 14:30

Smart Cities are the future. So when Houston, Texas faced rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, it seized the opportunity to transform itself as a tech-centric, smart city by incorporating emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Machine Learning and data analytics. Houston is being extremely planful in building multiple innovative solutions across departments at the same time that communicate with one another which is significantly increasing the positive impact it’s bringing to its citizens.



Sponsor: 

Next Century Cities

Date: 
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

 

Mayors and community leaders across the country are looking for solutions to connect residents to fast, affordable, and reliable internet access. Becoming Broadband Ready was developed to be a first-stop resource for these leaders, and features best practices and strategies from a diverse array of successful projects.

1:00 Welcome



Sponsor: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:00

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to consider and approve the rules for the committee and to ratify Subcommittees and Subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress.



Sponsor: 

Center for Democracy & Technology

Date: 
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:00 to 19:00

This event will feature a panel of experts who will discuss bipartisan solutions that federal legislators can employ as they tackle the ever-pressing issue of privacy in the digital age. 



Sponsor: 

Senate Judiciary Committee

Date: 
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:30

Democrats' 'Tech Wall' Talk Draws Fire

Fight for the Future is taking issue with Democratic leaders’ proposal to develop a “technological wall” to counter Trump’s demand for a physical barrier along the southern US border.

House Democrats' Net Neutrality Playbook

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) offered up an early look at how Democrats in the House may approach net neutrality legislation in the new Congress.