What's on the agenda for policymakers.


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:00

As part of the Committee’s oversight responsibilities, this hearing will examine policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission and review its ongoing activities and proceedings.



Federal Communications Commission

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Technological Advisory Council will introduce the 2019 TAC members and discuss status of the 2019 TAC work program.

The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. However, admittance will be limited to seating availability. Meetings are also broadcast live with open captioning over the internet from the FCC Live web page at http://


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:00

The hearing will examine how television programming and the delivery of video content have evolved over the past decade.Witnesses will discuss how new entrants in the video marketplace and the development of digital programming and streaming services have impacted consumer viewing habits and preferences. The hearing will also examine existing laws governing the video marketplace and their role in fostering access to content and promoting competition, localism, and diversity of viewpoints.


Congress knows the Internet is broken. It’s time to start fixing it.

The "Internet is broken." That, according to Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), is the sentiment animating a bipartisan antitrust review of technology titans in the House of Representatives. He is right to initiate the effort.


Communications and Technology Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee


Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:30


Gordon H. Smith
President and CEO
National Association of Broadcasters

Robert D. Thun
Senior Vice President of Content and Programming
AT&T Mobility and Entertainment

Patricia Jo Boyers
President and Vice Chairman of the Board

John Bergmayer
Senior Counsel
Public Knowledge


Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 18:00 to 20:30

It’s been almost ten years since the Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan and policymakers continue to bicker over the best way to catalyze the expansion of broadband networks to remote and sparsely populated areas. A number of programs aim to fill the access gap including a revitalized FCC Universal Service program, a new mapping effort, new and old state and local programs, and the possibility of funds from a federal infrastructure stimulus. And, despite a long list of failed government efforts, some continue to advocate for the government to con


US Agency for Global Media

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:45

The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its March 6, 2019 meeting, USAGM Social Media Policy, USAGM Smith-Mundt Guidelines, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s Belarus Service, and a resolution honoring the 15th anniversary of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks’ Alhurra Television and Alhurra-Iraq Television.

The Board will receive a report from the USAGM’s Chief Executive Officer and Director.


Google and Amazon Are at the Center of a Storm Brewing Over Big Tech

Google and Amazon have thrived as American regulators largely kept their distance. That may be changing. Politicians on the right and left are decrying the tech companies’ enormous power.

Why Net Neutrality Advocates Remain Optimistic

Despite strong opposition from the majority of the Federal Communications Commission, Republican lawmakers, and President Donald Trump, network neutrality advocates remain doggedly optimistic about the future of net neutrality in the United States

Freshly Inked Deal to Provide Rural Delaware with Broadband

Delaware offcials and wireless network company Bloosurf have signed a deal expand broadband access in the state. The Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) estimates about 127,000 homes and businesses will benefit from the