Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

An FCC Contender in Waiting?

Before the Senate voted to bring the Federal Communications Commission back to full strength, the White House informally discussed a potential slot on the commission with Senate Commerce Committee aide Crystal Tully.

Big Tech's Trump problem

Tech giants are facing a barrage of tough, negative coverage, with some of the same dynamics that drive saturation coverage of President Donald Trump. Many major news organizations — including The Washington Post, The Atlantic and CNN — are staffi

The FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order is Ignorant of and Conflicts With the Internet's Architecture

The Federal Communications Commission’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) Order reclassified broadband Internet access service from a telecommunications service to an information service, largely on the basis of an i

Chairman Pai cancels trip to Consumer Electronics Show amid government shutdown

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr are canceling their appearances at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show as a consequence of the ongoing partial government shutdown.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for January 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the Jan Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

These are the 2019 court fights that will decide the future of net neutrality

Here’s what to expect as the fight over network neutrality enters its next act.

Judges Picked to Hear Net Neutrality Challenge

The three-judge panel has been picked to hear the appeal of Mozilla et al.

To accommodate a 21st-century workforce, we need to make sure we have 21st-century infrastructure

To accommodate a 21st-century workforce, we need to make sure we have 21st-century infrastructure. No serious infrastructure plan is complete without addressing broadband expansion.

2019 Outlook: Net Neutrality ‘Ping Pong’ Battle to Rage On

The network neutrality fight will continue playing out in federal court and the states in 2019, against the backdrop of a divided Congress that’s unlikely to settle the debate. The DC Circuit is likely to rule in Mozilla Corp. v.

Get Ready for a Privacy Law Showdown in 2019

Washington spent the better part of 2018 talking tough to tech companies and threatening a crackdown on the wanton collection, dissemination, and monetization of personal data. But all of that was just prelude.