What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Trump’s 5G Plan Is More Than a Gift to His Base

The Trump re-election campaign’s wireless open access proposal was a poorly vetted scheme pos

US, China Face Off Over Digital-Market Regulation

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


Senate Judiciary Committee

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00

Panel I

  1. Mr. Will DeVries

    Senior Privacy Counsel

    Google, Inc.

    Mountain View , CA

  2. Mr. Alastair Mactaggart


    Californians for Consumer Privacy

    Sacramento , CA

  3. Mr. David Hoffman

    Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer



Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:30

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.



Communications and Technology Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00

A legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections


Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 08:30 to 20:00

"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


ACT | The App Association

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:30

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.

Disputed NSA Phone Program Is Shut Down, Aide Says

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

Dear Colleague on Democrats’ Historic Progress on Advancing For The People Agenda

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

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 08:00 to Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:00

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