What's on the agenda for policymakers.

GDPR, a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog

The notices are flooding people’s inboxes en masse, from large technology companies, including Facebook and Uber, and even from parent teacher associations, children’s soccer clubs and yoga instructors.


Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:00 to 16:30

At this meeting, the CAC will receive briefings from Commission staff on issues of interest to the Committee and may discuss topics including, but not limited to, consumer protection and education, consumer participation in the FCC rulemaking process, and the impact of new and emerging communication technologies.

This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the CAC Chair and Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

Chairman Pai's Wireless Infrastructure Associtation Connectivity Expo Speech

[Speech] What is the Federal Communications Commission doing to help seize the opportunities of next-generation wireless networks? I strongly believe that the market, not government, should drive innovation and investment in the wireless sector.


New America’s Open Technology Institute and Mozilla

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:00 to 18:30

Next Century Cities

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 08:00 to Tue, 07/24/2018 - 17:00

This two-day event is free for municipalities and will bring together broadband champions, community leaders, and policy experts from federal, state, and local government to discuss today's most pressing issues in broadband deployment.

DC Appeals Court to Stream Oral Arguments

In a victory for court access advocates, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit will start live -streaming oral arguments beginning with the 2018-2019 term.


Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:30 to 10:00

The event will focus on how organizations and the government better understand cyber risks and create an institutional culture focused on security.

The breakfast will feature a discussion, moderated by Aspen Cyber Chair John Carlin, featuring Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), the chair of the House Subcommittee on Information Technology and co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s cyber strategy group, as well as FBI Associate Deputy Director Paul Abbate and McAfee Chief Technology Officer Steve Grobman. 


FCC will take public comments on Sinclair-Tribune merger until at least July 12

The Federal Communications Commission will be restarting the informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger after it reviews the latest and information from the most recent filing.


Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

House Commerce Committee

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:15

The House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.

The hearing webcast will be available at

The legislative text may be found at the following link:

End of Repack? Would You Believe 2025?

The 957 stations moving to new channels in the Federal Communications Commission repack of the TV band might get up and running on those channels in two years as the agency has mandated, but many may have to settle for temporary side-mount antenna