What's on the agenda for policymakers.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019:
Can Congress prevent the disproportionate harm inflicted on marginalized communities from at times irresponsible commercial data practices?
House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) raised concern at the Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing about the agency’s response to “major consumer problems,” suggesting the commission had been deferring to corporate in
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), whose House Commerce Subcommittee is leading efforts to craft privacy legislation, raised the prospect of tackling concerns over competition and data protection at the same time.
The communications market is changing rapidly - what began as a statewide, copper-based telephone network of franchise monopoly local exchange companies has evolved into a diverse, multi-provider and multi-technology broadband network that relies on copper, fiber optic, wireless, and satellite infrastructure.
Why Attend This En Banc?
Hear from stakeholders in business, education, government, and non-profit sectors examining questions on issues such as:
- Professor Avi Goldfarb
Ellison Professor of Marketing
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
- Dr. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Theodore Nierenberg Professor Of Economics
Yale School of Management
New Haven , CT
- Mr. Brian O'Kelley
Founder And Former CEO
New York , NY
- Dr. Johnny Ryan, Ph.D.
Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer
San Francisco , CA
Throughout the United States, rural residents lag behind their urban counterparts in broadband access. This inequity echoes through disparities in access to jobs, education and healthcare, while harming the ability of rural communities to attract and retain businesses and residents. Broadband access has become a major driver of a larger urban-rural divide. However, local leaders are leading innovative plans to bridge that divide.
There has been a global consensus for nearly a century that countries should tax multinational companies in the jurisdictions where they create value, not where they generate sales. But that consensus has begun to fall apart as digitalization has made it easier to serve regional markets remotely and Internet companies have successfully capitalized on the opportunity.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced another significant step in ensuring implementation of more reliable caller ID information to combat malicious spoofed robocalls.