What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Senators Urge FCC to Spike Text Message Plan

A group of 10 senators is calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to stand down on his proposal to classify text messaging as an information service.

Dispatch from the Chairman's Dinner (updated)

At the annual FCC Chairman's Dinner hosted by the Federal Communications Bar Association, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai took some obligatory shots at various industry players.

Media mega-mergers under threat with Democrats controlling the House

With Democrats taking control of the House when the new session starts Jan 3, lawmakers and media players are re-adjusting their strategies and preparing for a slew of new hearings and investigations.


Next Century Cities in Partnership with

the American Action Forum and Public Knowledge

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:30 to 12:30

A half day event bringing together members of Congress and other federal, state, and local agencies, community leaders, and policy experts. Keynote conversations and panel discussions will work to determine key policy goals and action steps for the new Congress, with a specific focus on rural broadband and digital privacy legislation.


Event registration and additional information will be circulated soon.


Inside House Democrats’ Plans to Investigate the FCC and Net Neutrality

Now that Democrats are about to take charge of the House in January, lawmakers plan to force some accountability on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. FCC oversight is a top priority for the House Commerce Committee in the upcomi


Federal Communications Bar Association

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:45

The 32nd Annual Chairman’s Dinner will begin with a reception at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. in the International Ballroom and will be followed by remarks from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. A good time will be had by all. 


Geeks Without Frontiers

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:30 to 17:00

7:30 am - Registration Opens


8:00 am - Breakfast Briefing

 Brad Grady, Senior Analyst, NSR

8:50 am - Welcome

David Hartshorn, CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers

9:00- 9:30 am - Fireside Chat “Strategies to Bridging the Global Digital Divide”  with FCC Chairman


 VIP Speaker: Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)​

 Moderator: David Hartshorn, CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers



Consumer Protection Committee 

Federal Communications Bar Association 

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:15 to 13:45

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is holding a series of public hearings in 2018 and 2019 examining whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy. The hearings include topics such as privacy, data security, big data, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intellectual property, and antitrust law.


Practising Law Institute

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:30

Presented by Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the Federal Communications Bar Association, this premier conference on telecommunications policy and regulation features a faculty of top practitioners, in-house counsel from telecommunications organizations, and senior officials from the FCC who will provide attendees with in-depth understanding of current issues facing the telecommunications industry today. The program will address recent trends and the critical developments in  wireless, wireline telecommunications, broadband Internet, media, spectrum, and privacy.


Center for Democracy and Technology

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

The FOSO summit will explore challenging, wide-reaching topics including disinformation and news distribution, content moderation and the role of intermediaries, access to the internet itself, and the role of trust and power. What challenges and opportunities do speakers have online? How can we work together to shape a digital future where speech and democracy flourish?

More details about the event, including about speakers and agenda, are available here.