What's on the agenda for policymakers.
World Trade Organization members launched talks on how to govern global digital commerce, for the first time tackling 21st century trade issues that have sparked intense rivalry among the US, Europe and China. At stake is a global framework to reg
- Mr. Will DeVries
Senior Privacy Counsel
Mountain View , CA
- Mr. Alastair Mactaggart
Californians for Consumer Privacy
Sacramento , CA
- Mr. David Hoffman
Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer
The hearing will focus on the Federal Communications Commission’s order to improve the quality and expand availability of rural broadband. The subcommittee will also discuss opportunities and investments to support carriers in rural America, efforts to prevent overbuilding among federal broadband programs, and the next steps to close the digital divide.
A legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections
"Connectivity, Capital, Community," where MMTC convenes hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, innovators, and thought leaders to discuss bridging the digital divide and creating opportunities for underserved communities
Without a doubt, the 2018 midterm elections revealed a nation divided on many issues and not just along party lines. However, beyond all the rancor and disagreement, Americans of all political stripes have come together on one of our most pressing policy problems: access to broadband internet. Broadband access has sparked a revolution in startup activity, producing an app economy defined by democratized entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, broadband is still unavailable for millions of Americans.
The National Security Agency has quietly shut down a system that analyzes logs of Americans’ domestic calls and texts, according to a senior Republican congressional aide, halting a program that has touched off disputes about privacy and the rule
In the weeks ahead, we will continue to bring legislation to the Floor that puts the American people first.
Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) is the only academic professional organization in the world focused solely on the digital divide and on connecting research to policymaking and practice to strategize actions and catalyze solutions to this pressing societal concern. The academic research, policymaker, and practitioner community represented by PPDD stands ready to advance the agenda on broadband and the digital divide, to address the many challenges and opportunities presented by the digital world, and to further evidence-based policymaking and practice so that all citiz