Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Sponsor: 

BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce

Rural Development, Department of Agriculture

Date: 
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 08:30 to 15:30

The one-day workshops are designed for civic leaders, businesses, and community leaders who are working to improve economic opportunities in rural areas. The sessions will include panels on digital applications and broadband solutions, and provide information on federal and state grant and loan programs. Facilitators will instruct participants in how to build broadband action teams, access and analyze data, inventory assets, and create local plans.



Could the FCC Regulate Social Media Under Section 230? No.

Apparently, the White House is considering a potential Executive Order to address the ongoing-yet-unproven allegat

Sponsor: 

Georgetown Law's Institute for Technology Law & Policy

Date: 
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 08:30 to Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:30

An immersive two-day program covering new developments in current and emerging technologies.

Hill staffers in in-depth conversations with technologists, business leads, practitioners and academics about key areas of technology policy.

Presentations cover how various technologies work, how they’re being deployed, the policy questions they raise, and how businesses, policymakers and civil society are addressing those questions in the real world.



Sponsor: 

WashingTECH

Date: 
Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:30 to 10:30

What does the future of artificial intelligence mean for our communities?



Sponsor: 

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:30 to 12:30

The NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium provides an opportunity to hear from spectrum policy leaders in the White House, Congress, government and industry who are on the front lines of setting spectrum policy for the future. The program will provide updates on efforts to develop the National Spectrum Strategy as required by the Oct. 25, 2018 Presidential Memorandum on “Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America’s Future.” The White House, Federal Agencies, and the private sector have been invited to speak.



How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power

Facebook has started to modify its behavior — in both pre-emptive and defensive ways — to deal with threats of regulation. Facebook has its eye particularly on the Federal Trade Commission, the agency that is now investigating it for anticompetiti

Sponsor: 

Blandin Foundation Broadband Initiative

Date: 
Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:00 to 16:00

Broadband-powered technology plays a critical role in spurring the competitiveness Minnesota’s Ag sector and Ag-dependent communities. Learn about how broadband and Ag-technology will affect the future of Minnesota’s agricultural sector, and what our farmers and farming communities are doing to take advantage of these opportunities. 

Agenda

8:00 am Registration and Refreshments

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 Keynote Presentation - Thom Petersen, MN Commissioner of Agriculture



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:30 to Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:00

The FCC will hold a workshop Aug. 20-21, 2019 to help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust broadband, telecommunications, and broadcast infrastructure and services in their communities. It will also provide information about the FCC and how it conducts its communications regulatory responsibilities, and to encourage Tribal participation in the regulatory process.



Sponsor: 

First Responder Network Authority

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

A combined meeting of the FirstNet Authority Board and the Finance Committee

The FirstNet Authority will post a detailed agenda for the combined meeting of the FirstNet Authority Board and Finance Committee on its website, http:// www.firstnet.gov, prior to the meetings. 



Senators Briefed on DOJ Antitrust Probe

Justice Department Antitrust Division Chief Makan Delrahim has briefed Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on his unit’s newly launched inves