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Communications and Technology Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:00

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy 

Georgetown University

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30

New Debates and Tensions in Antitrust: What's Different about Platforms?

The 3.5 GHz Auction Is Finally a Go!

At the February 2020 open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on procedures for the 3.5 GHz Priority Access License, or PAL, auction.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for February 2020 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020:

Save the Date

Here's the agenda for the Federal Communications Commission's February open meeting:

C-Band Auction Plan Faces Challenges That May Affect December Start

Even before Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai formally unveiled his plan for a C-band spectrum auction to reassign bandwidth for

Chairman Pai Proposes Updating TV White Space Rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed providing additional opportunities for unlicensed white space devices to deliver wireless broadband services in rural areas.

US Pushing Effort to Develop 5G Alternative to Huawei

Seeking to blunt the dominance by China’s Huawei, the White House is working with US technology companies to create advanced software for next-generation 5G telecommunications networks. The plan would build on efforts by some US telecom and techno


Institute for Technology Law & Policy

Georgetown Law

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 09:00 to 17:00

Advances in technology are transforming how people across the globe engage with democracy. Opportunities for engagement and participation are expanding, but recent events highlight new threats to the integrity of democratic elections in a networked era.

As we enter the 2020 primary season, join journalists, political scientists, technologists, voting rights advocates, election law scholars, and regulators to explore these pressing issues.

8:30 AM     Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM     Welcome 



Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:00 to 13:00

The United States has a real opportunity to lead in the next generation of 5G wireless connectivity, but doing so will require adequate public airwaves be made available to carry all the data. The so-called “C-band”—from 3.7 to 4.2 GHz—is widely seen as an ideal swath of spectrum for the job, as it offers an attractive balance of geographic coverage and capacity for large amounts of data. The global device ecosystem using these frequencies also has real momentum, with 23 countries and counting having allocated them for 5G.