Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

A TV Maverick Is Going All-In on a New Wireless Bet

Charlie Ergen has long tried to muscle his way into the US wireless business. When his rivals had no other choice, the billionaire behind Dish Network finally got his way.

President Trump Says US to Take Action Against France for Tax on American Tech Companies

President Donald Trump promised to take “substantial reciprocal action” against France after the nation’s President Emmanuel Macron signed into law a tax on American tech giants. “France just put a digital tax on our great American technology comp

States talk tech antitrust concerns with Attorney General Barr

A group of state attorneys general met with US Attorney General William Barr  to discuss antitrust concerns related to major tech companies, as the Justice Department launches a review of whether online platforms are reducing competition.

Sponsor: 

Silicon Flatirons

University of Colorado Law School 

 

Date: 
Fri, 09/06/2019 - 09:00 to 13:30

The year 2019 may be a turning point for data privacy law. Privacy law in the United States is famously a hole-ridden patchwork of state laws, sectoral legislation, and consumer protection. Whether in response to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation or to California’s enactment of its Consumer Privacy Act, over this past year state and federal legislators have been proposing new data privacy laws at an energetic rate.



Urban Rate Survey Timeline for 2020

The Federal Communications Commission's Office of Economics and Analytics, in consultation with the Wireline Competition Bureau, launched the urban rate survey for 2020. The information collected in this survey will be used to develop voice and br

Doubts over Dish's strength as a fourth wireless player

Dish has been a potential wireless entrant for some time, having scooped up a significant amount of spectrum in recent years — spectrum it is under pressure to use soon or risk losing.

Facebook Latest FTC Headache: Probe of Social Media Competition

Apparently, the  Federal Trade Commission opened an investigation into Facebook for possible antitrust violations, an early-stage probe that is examining competition in its oldest business -- social media.

Sponsor: 

The Brookings Institution

Date: 
Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:00 to 11:00

The digital economy has a profound influence on the world’s trajectory and the societal well-being of ordinary citizens. It affects everything from resource allocation to income distribution and growth. The information and communications technology (ICT) industry stands at the center of the digital economy, serving as a reliable yardstick of its performance. The ICT industry unites labor policy, economic growth, and the current heated immigration policy discourse and poses both profound challenges and exciting opportunities for a broad cross-section of policymakers.



Sponsor: 

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

House Committee on Appropriations

Date: 
Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:15

Witness

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier 
Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy



FCC Announces CSRIC VII Working Groups and Seeks Participants

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission announces the topics and chairs of the six working groups that will assist the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII.