What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Date/Location Details: 

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The Federal Communications Commission has already repealed net neutrality, but the Trump administration can't leave it there.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.

Date/Location Details: 

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.

Telecom Companies Are Running Out of Time to Make Deals

A looming Federal Communications Commission deadline could spur telecom companies to hurry up deal talks before restrictions on their discussions tie their hands. The FCC said in a public notice that it would stop accepting applications on Sept.

Dish: Our 5G network is for the good of the US

Dish’s Charlie Ergen said that the Federal Communications Commission should support his company’s efforts to build out a 5G wireless network because it would aid the United States’ technological position on the global stage. "The goal that they [a

Chairman Pai Statement on Circulation of Mobility Fund Challenge Order

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated for a vote by his fellow commissioners an Order to extend by 90 days the window to file challenges to the eligibility map for the upcoming Mobility Fund Phase II broadband auction.

The Fire Under the Trump Privacy Push

A tech industry source close to Trump administration’s push to come up with some sort of national privacy policy fills us in on the scheduling nitty-gritty.