What's on the agenda for policymakers.

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Senate Commerce Committee

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:30

The hearing will examine the implementation of science and technology policy and program updates enacted under the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, and will specifically evaluate progress made by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to implement the act.  

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Federal Communications Commission

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:00 to 15:00

This is the first meeting of the Technological Advisory Council for 2018. At its prior meeting on December 6th, 2017, the Council had discussed possible work initiatives for 2018. These initiatives have been discussed in the interim within the FCC, with the TAC chairman, as well as with individual TAC members. At the March meeting, the FCC Technological Advisory Council will discuss its proposed work program for 2018.

Wireless carriers must deliver emergency alerts more precisely

[Commentary] Many officials, from California’s US senators to state public safety representatives, believe that the system for sending emergency alerts to phones needs to be improved. I agree.

Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

Tech giants are preparing for a stringent new set of data privacy rules in the region, called the General Data Protection Regulation. Set to take effect on May 25, the regulations restrict what types of personal data the tech companies can collect

Prepared Testimony of FCC Public Safety Chief "This is Not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems", Senate Commerce Committee

The false alert issued on January 13th by the State of Hawaii, in which recipients were warned of an imminent ballistic missile attack, was absolutely unacceptable. The Federal Communications Commission acted swiftly in the wake of this incident t

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INCOMPAS (formerly COMPTEL),  the leading trade association advocating for competition policy across all networks

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:30 to 18:00

The INCOMPAS Policy Summit will offer a special opportunity for communications and technology leaders to connect in Washington, D.C. Attendees will hear about the current state of affairs and the future landscape of the communications atmosphere from leaders in the industry, Members from Capitol Hill and the FCC.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the policy concerns surrounding the use and effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems including Wireless Emergency Alerts, as well as recent system failures, including but not limited to the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii.


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Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee 

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00 to 17:00

The State of the Net Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to network and engage on key policy issues.

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Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

House Commerce Committee 

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:00


Jonathan Spalter 
President and CEO, USTelecom

Brad Gillen 

Executive Vice President, CTIA

Matthew Polka 

President and CEO, American Cable Association

Nancy White 
President and CEO, North Central Telephone Cooperative, Inc.


The hearing will focus a path forward for improving broadband infrastructure in rural America. The following legislation will be discussed:

FCC Extends Lifeline Comment Period

The Federal Communications Commission has extended the deadline for public comments in its Lifeline proceeding. Comments now due January 17, 2018; reply comments due February 21, 2018.