Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Verizon looking to rapidly extend 5G beyond fixed wireless

At the request of Federal Communications Commission staff, Verizon executives met with FCC officials just prior to Verizon’s Oct. 1 5G launch in parts of Houston, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Sacramento.

In the 5G Race, Airwave Auctions Are the Next Rivalry

A new battle for cellular airwaves is under way as governments around the world start to auction off spectrum for mobile coverage that could power near-instant video downloads and help run factories, control gadgets and navigate driverless cars.

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at The 6th Annual Internet of Things Global Summit

Without nationwide 5G, the Internet of Things won’t come close to reaching its full potential. The biggest challenge to the advancement of IoT is cybersecurity.

Sponsor: 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Date: 
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:30 to Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:00

On the draft agenda:

Day 1 (October 15):



What I’ll tell Congress about California’s new privacy law

California's new consumer privacy act should be the baseline for any federal law, and that the rights of California consumers are not only protected but expanded to other consumers in our country and around the globe.

What's on the Line for Tech in SCOTUS Vote

What could Judge Brett Kavanaugh's addition to the Supreme Court mean for the tech sector? 

If Democrats win back the House, they promise to start regulating Silicon Valley

Should American citizens get a new Bill of Rights for the internet? Given all the damage that giant tech companies have done of late, many Democrats think the answer is yes.

Sponsor: 

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00 to 11:15

This event will put a spotlight on Latinx from across the country who are generating innovative connectivity solutions and using technology for social change. Panelists will include:

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner

  • Roxanna Barboza, NHMC Policy Fellow

  • Teresa Basilio, Resilient Just Technologies

  • Edwin Reed-Sanchez, SayCel

  • Yamil Lora, THE POINT 

  • Naysia Valdez, Detroit Community Technology Project



Suit to block California's net neutrality law could be overshadowed by broader challenge in DC Circuit

When the Trump administration decided to dump net neutrality rules designed to treat all data equally, the states revolted.