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Technology Policy Institute

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

New America

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

Lost amidst the hype around super-fast 5th Generation (5G) mobile networks is the reality that the next generation of Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6) is ready now. Wi-Fi 6 is capable of providing gigabit-fast 5G capabilities to consumers and businesses in cities, suburbs, and rural areas far sooner and more affordably than cellular networks. What’s missing is access to the wide channels of public airwaves that the Federal Communications Commission has proposed to open for shared, unlicensed use, from 5.9 to 7.2 GHz.

Presidential announcement ignores core question: What is leadership in 5G?

Recently, President Donald Trump and Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai held a news conference to announce “two new steps” that together would position the United States as a leader in deploying 5G wireless networks. There were three disti

FCC Annouces Tentative Agenda for June 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019:

Centering Civil Rights in the Privacy Debate

Can Congress prevent the disproportionate harm inflicted on marginalized communities from at times irresponsible commercial data practices?

FCC's Hurricane Headache

House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) raised concern at the Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing about the agency’s response to “major consumer problems,” suggesting the commission had been deferring to corporate in

Privacy + Antitrust?

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), whose House Commerce Subcommittee is leading efforts to craft privacy legislation, raised the prospect of tackling concerns over competition and data protection at the same time.


House Commerce Committee

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:00

Communications Division

California Public Utilities Commission

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:00 to 16:45

The communications market is changing rapidly - what began as a statewide, copper-based telephone network of franchise monopoly local exchange companies has evolved into a diverse, multi-provider and multi-technology broadband network that relies on copper, fiber optic, wireless, and satellite infrastructure.

Why Attend This En Banc?

Hear from stakeholders in business, education, government, and non-profit sectors examining questions on issues such as:


Senate Judiciary Committee

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:00


  1. Professor Avi Goldfarb
    Ellison Professor of Marketing
    Rotman School of Management

    University of Toronto

    Toronto, Canada

  2. Dr. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Ph.D.

    Theodore Nierenberg Professor Of Economics

    Yale School of Management

    New Haven , CT

  3. Mr. Brian O'Kelley

    Founder And Former CEO

    AppNexus Inc.

    New York , NY

  4. Dr. Johnny Ryan, Ph.D.

    Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer


    San Francisco , CA