Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Michael Pack Seeks to Cut Off Funding for Global Internet Access Group

Michael Pack, the Trump appointee who oversees the government’s global media operations, is moving to shut down a federally funded nonprofit that helps support internet access around the world, a decision that could limit people’s ability to get around constraints in places that tightly control internet access, like Iran and China.

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Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:00 to 18:30

At the January 14th meeting, the TAC will consider and vote on a white paper prepared by the Artificial Intelligence working group and recommendations from its four working groups: 5G/IOT/ V–RAN, Future of Unlicensed Operations, Artificial Intelligence, and 5G Radio Access Network Technology.

This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the TAC Chair and the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

Meetings are broadcast live with open captioning over the internet from the FCC Live web page at http:// www.fcc.gov/live/



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Brookings

Date: 
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 20:00 to 21:00

COVID-19 has exacerbated a range of systemic inequalities impacting communities of color. Simultaneously, the public health crisis has made clear the need to recognize broadband access as a household necessity, like food and housing. As the incoming Biden Administration works to address income, educational, workforce, and health care divides, prioritizing broadband access and reforming the mechanisms that drive its deployment and adoption will be key.



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National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Date: 
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 18:00

The Net Inclusion Conference has been a staple in the Digital Inclusion community since 2016, bringing hundreds of practitioners, advocates, academics, internet service providers, and policymakers together to share their knowledge.

With social distancing still in place, NDIA will once again hold an online version of Net Inclusion to substitute the in-person conference. We look forward to seeing our community in person again as soon as it is safe for everyone to travel and gather.



Outstanding Issues at the FCC

As the tenure of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his deregulatory Republican majority winds down, DC policy watchers are looking for action on some big issues yet to be resolved one way or the other.

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Diversity in the Tech Sector Working Group

Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:00 to 21:00

Drawing on experts and participants from within the tech industry, the summit will provide information and resources on obtaining employment in the tech sector to diverse high school and college students, as well as to key influencers such as guidance counselors, placement officers, and parents. Topics to be covered during the summit will include:



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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:00 to 18:00

NTIA will convene two virtual roundtables. The January 28 roundtable will focus on market incentives for 5G security. The February 25 roundtable will focus on principles for fostering global 5G vendor diversity and open, interoperable architectures. The discussions held at these roundtables will be analyzed and turned into a report to help the Administration further develop its policy approach to the secure development and deployment of 5G.



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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Thu, 01/28/2021 - 16:00 to 18:00

NTIA will convene two virtual roundtables. The January 28 roundtable will focus on market incentives for 5G security. The February 25 roundtable will focus on principles for fostering global 5G vendor diversity and open, interoperable architectures. The discussions held at these roundtables will be analyzed and turned into a report to help the Administration further develop its policy approach to the secure development and deployment of 5G.



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Institute for Policy Innovation

Date: 
Wed, 12/16/2020 - 19:00 to 20:30

As the internet has transformed almost every area of life and become a critical part of the economy, communications policy has never been more important. In his four years as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai's free-market, limited government approach has driven a string of policy successes.



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Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 19:00 to 22:00

The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of communications technology, services, and innovation; thus expanding the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country’s homeland security, national defense, and other critical needs of government missions.