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FCC Annouces Tentative Agenda for June 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019:

Centering Civil Rights in the Privacy Debate

Can Congress prevent the disproportionate harm inflicted on marginalized communities from at times irresponsible commercial data practices?

FCC's Hurricane Headache

House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) raised concern at the Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing about the agency’s response to “major consumer problems,” suggesting the commission had been deferring to corporate in

Privacy + Antitrust?

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), whose House Commerce Subcommittee is leading efforts to craft privacy legislation, raised the prospect of tackling concerns over competition and data protection at the same time.


House Commerce Committee

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:00

Communications Division

California Public Utilities Commission

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:00 to 16:45

The communications market is changing rapidly - what began as a statewide, copper-based telephone network of franchise monopoly local exchange companies has evolved into a diverse, multi-provider and multi-technology broadband network that relies on copper, fiber optic, wireless, and satellite infrastructure.

Why Attend This En Banc?

Hear from stakeholders in business, education, government, and non-profit sectors examining questions on issues such as:


Senate Judiciary Committee

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:00


  1. Professor Avi Goldfarb
    Ellison Professor of Marketing
    Rotman School of Management

    University of Toronto

    Toronto, Canada

  2. Dr. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Ph.D.

    Theodore Nierenberg Professor Of Economics

    Yale School of Management

    New Haven , CT

  3. Mr. Brian O'Kelley

    Founder And Former CEO

    AppNexus Inc.

    New York , NY

  4. Dr. Johnny Ryan, Ph.D.

    Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer


    San Francisco , CA


National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:30 to 10:30

Throughout the United States, rural residents lag behind their urban counterparts in broadband access. This inequity echoes through disparities in access to jobs, education and healthcare, while harming the ability of rural communities to attract and retain businesses and residents. Broadband access has become a major driver of a larger urban-rural divide. However, local leaders are leading innovative plans to bridge that divide. 


Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

There has been a global consensus for nearly a century that countries should tax multinational companies in the jurisdictions where they create value, not where they generate sales. But that consensus has begun to fall apart as digitalization has made it easier to serve regional markets remotely and Internet companies have successfully capitalized on the opportunity.

Chairman Pai Convenes SHAKEN/STIR Robocall Summit

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced another significant step in ensuring implementation of more reliable caller ID information to combat malicious spoofed robocalls.