Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Facebook Is Why We Need a Digital Protection Agency

[Commentary] Over and over in the last 20 years we’ve watched low-cost or free internet communications platforms spring from the good intentions or social curiosity of tech folk.

Digital Taxation: European Commission proposes new measures to ensure that all companies pay fair tax in the EU

The European Commission proposed new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the European Union.

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Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition

Date: 
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00

What is the future of 5G deployment? What does this mean for schools, libraries, and other anchor institutions? David Young will explore these questions and more as a panelists in our upcoming Grow2Gig+ Webinar.



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Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:00

This field hearing will focus specifically on the failure of the Hawaii emergency alert system and explore options to improve alerts to ensure public safety.

Witnesses:

Panel I:

  • The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Panel II:



Lawmakers Hammer FCC's Carr Over 5G Deployment Order

On March 22, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on an order to streamline environmental and historic preservation reviews for 5G facilities deployment. Reps.

So You Say You Support Net Neutrality…

[Commentary] Sen John Kennedy (R-LA) has been flirting for months with the idea of being the fifty-first (read: deciding) vote for the Congressional Review Act effort to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom O

7 Reasons Why The AT&T/TW Trial Matters So Much The Future of Antitrust

[Commentary] Whether the AT&T-Time Warner deal goes through or not is super important for all the usual reasons relating to media concentration, competition in telecommunications, and all that other stuff I usually care about.

FTC opens investigation into Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scrapes millions of users’ personal information

The Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook following reports that a data analytics firm that had worked with the Trump campaign had improperly accessed names, “likes” and other personal information about tens of million

Want a 5G wireless box in front of your house?

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on a measure which would exempt 5G infrastructure from environmental and historic reviews.

CTIA hopeful for siting reform, says stakes are ‘huge’ when it comes to 5G

The US can still win the race to 5G—but it’s got to pass some significant reforms like those being considered by the Federal Communications Commission to make it happen.