Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

FCC Offers Small ISPs a Boost, but a Bigger Setback Looms

Small internet service providers (ISPs) expect a helping hand from the Federal Communications Commission August 2, a move that could spur competition and perhaps lower prices.

Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China

Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest. The project – code-named Dragonfly – has been underway since

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Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Date: 
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:00

As part of the committee’s oversight responsibilities, this hearing will examine policy issues before the Commission and review the FCC’s ongoing duties and activities.  

Witnesses

  • The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  • The Honorable Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • The Honorable Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission


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Senate Committee on Intelligence

Date: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 09:30

Witnesses

Dr. Todd Helmus

Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Ms. Renee DiResta

Director of Research, New Knowledge

Mr.John Kelly

Founder and CEO, Graphika



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Hudson Institute

Date: 
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:00 to 10:30

On July 31, Commissioner Brendan Carr and Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson senior fellow and director of the Center for the Economics of the Internet, will discuss Connected Care and other communications issues facing the United States.

This event will be livestreamed.



Trump Privacy Pitch May Get Public Scrutiny on Road to Congress

The Trump administration likely will seek public comment on a new online privacy proposal it is hammering out with tech companies before sending it to Congress. The White House is working with technology giants on a legislative proposal through th

Deadlines Set in Net Neutrality Legal Bout

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has set briefing deadlines in the challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality repeal.

What happens to Spectrum cable customers if Charter gets kicked out of New York?

The New York Public Service Commission's order to revoke it's approval for Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable envisions Charter coming up with a plan for its own replacement.

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Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:00

The hearing will review international internet policies that are impacting the competitiveness, investment, and innovation opportunities of U.S. businesses domestically and abroad in today’s global digital economy.

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20 ways Democrats could crack down on Big Tech

Sen. Mark Warner's office has laid out 20 different paths to address problems posed by Big Tech platforms — ranging from putting a price on individual users' data to funding media literacy programs.