What's on the agenda for policymakers.



National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:00

Smart buildings are quickly becoming the building blocks of smart cities, providing benefits to both the building owners and tenants. They provide greater energy efficiency, improved use of building resources, and increased productivity of the occupants. Developing smart buildings can lead to an exponentially positive impact on the surrounding community. This panel will discuss smart buildings use cases, the foundational technologies that support them, and the benefits reaped.



Next Century Cities

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 09:00 to 16:00

Elected officials, policymakers, advocates, and other thought leaders from across the country will gather to discuss some of the most significant technology and telecommunications policy issues of our time. The goal of Opportunities for Bipartisan Tech Policy is to facilitate challenging conversations, find common ground, and determine action steps on these issues. 


Public Knowledge

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:30 to 17:30

A discussion on BigTech and data portability. Authors Michael Weinberg and Gabriel Nicholas of the Engelberg Center at NYU will present their new paper “Data Portability and Platform Competition: Is User Data Exported From Facebook Actually


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:00

How legislative proposals intend to provide consumers with more security, transparency, choice, and control over personal information both online and offline.Proposals that provide the Federal Trade Commission with more resources and authority to oversee business data practices in the marketplace.


FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for December 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec 12, 2019:

House Commerce Committee Approves Handful of Broadband Bills

The House Commerce Committee approved a handful of bipartisan broadband and tech-related bills on a variety of topics, from broadband mapping and network security to freeing up spectrum. “Bills being favorably reported for a vote in the full House

A Small Number, A Big Difference

The last Federal Communications Commission meeting of 2019, on December 12, features more than one item that could receive top billing in an ordinary month. The FCC will consider:


Federal Communications Commission

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:00 to 14:00

The CAC is expected to consider a recommendation presented by its Caller ID Authentication Working Group relative to certain aspects of the Declaratory Ruling and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls; Call Authentication Trust Anchor.

Chairman Pai's Remarks on New 5.9 GHz Band Proposal

After 20 years of seeing these prime airwaves [in the 5.9 GHz band] go largely unused, the time has come for the FCC to take a fresh look at the 5.9 GHz band.

Congress, Tribes Again Expresses Concern with FCC’s EBS Tribal Window Rollout

It has been over 4 months since the Federal Communications Commission voted to overhaul the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum band (2.5 GHz) and prepare it for commercial auction.