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Connected Health Initiative

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

The Connected Health Initiative is closing out the year with an exciting event focused on the future of health technology.


Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:30 to 15:00

The U.S. technology sector continues to grow rapidly, driving the nation’s innovation and overall economic growth. However, technology companies are concentrated in only a few very high-cost hubs, such as Silicon Valley, Boston, and Seattle—creating a “winner-take-most” regional reality. The result is not only reduced U.S. competitiveness but increasing regional inequality and lost opportunity in the heartland. And this gap is still widening.

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, December 12, 2019:

Speaker Pelosi Pushes to Remove Legal Protections for Online Content in Trade Pact

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is pushing to strip out sweeping legal protections for online content in the new t

Senate Commerce Hearing: Senators inch forward on federal privacy bill

Senators argued over their dueling proposals for a federal privacy law during a highly anticipated hearing Dec 4, marking the first time key senators have taken their disputes public after months of closed-doors negotiations.

Chairman Pai Announces Plan to Launch $9 Billion 5G Fund for Rural America

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai intends to establish the 5G Fund, which would make up to $9 billion in Universal Service Fund support available to carriers to deploy advanced 5G mobile wireless services in rural America.

Pai's Moves Ahead of FCC Hearing

The Federal Communications Commission supplied Democratic leaders on the House Commerce Committee with an update on a long-running probe of wireless carriers’ unauthorized disclosure of subscriber location data to third parties.

Senators' year-end push on privacy

After months of talks on bipartisan legislation, Senate Commerce Committee leaders have unveiled dueling privacy bills ahead of a hearing on Dec 4. But insiders believe the process might still yield a compromise both parties can embrace. Sen.


Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the implementation of several mandates required by the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act (MOBILE NOW). Witnesses will discuss MOBILE NOW’s spectrum provisions and the streamlining of broadband infrastructure on federal lands, among other things.



Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:00

In July 2019, the Federal Communications Commission modernized the regulatory framework for the 2.5 GHz band to make this vital mid-band spectrum available for advanced wireless services, including 5G.