What's on the agenda for policymakers.


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the current state of the nation’s broadband maps, and evaluate the ongoing efforts within the federal government and private sector to collect more accurate broadband coverage data. The hearing also will examine ways to increase coordination among federal agencies that administer broadband deployment programs to ensure resources are targeted to unserved areas.


Trump administration at war with itself over 5G airwaves

The Trump administration is feuding internally over the fate of airwaves critical to 5G networks, threatening to undermine the country's push to speed development of the super-fast wireless service and set the global standards around the technolog

Facebook's FTC worries go beyond a massive fine

Facebook may be facing a multi-billion dollar fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices, but it’s the possibility of mandated changes to its data-driven business model that could be much more threatening to the company and


House Commerce Committee

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:30

The Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a full-Committee markup on H.R. 1644, the "Save the Internet Act," legislation to restore critical net neutrality protections.


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:30

An executive session to consider the following telecommunications legislative measures:

The Mounting Federal Investigations Into Facebook

Facebook now faces investigations into its business practices from a variety of federal agencies. Officials have opened inquiries into possible civil and criminal violations of laws related to privacy, corporate governance and discrimination.

C Spire Challenges T-Mobile Rural Plans Post-Sprint Acquisition

C Spire and T-Mobile have been duking it out in dueling letters to the Federal Communications Commission concerning T-Mobile rural plans which, according to T-Mobile, are contingent on its planned merger with Sprint being approved by regulators. T


Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee

House Committee on Appropriations

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:30


Ajit Pai 
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Jessica Rosenworcel 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission


Reaction to FCC Proposal to Cap USF

Washington policymakers and advocates are reacting to news that the Federal Communications Commission will propose to cap the Universal Service Fund.

FCC USF Cap Pushback

Count Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) as critics of a proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to explore a spending cap on telecommunications subsidies to expand telephone and broadband access.