Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Building America’s 21st Century Broadband Infrastructure: It’s Time We All Got Connected.

[Commentary] The week of Jan 8, after President Donald Trump signed two significant executive orders on improving broadband infrastructure, members of the House Communications Subcommittee introduced four resolutions laying out our principles for

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry. The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Sena

Lifeline program changes could cut low-cost internet for thousands in Ohio

Under changes the Federal Communications Commission recently proposed, fewer people may receive subsidized broadband service under the Lifeline program.

False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

A false alert sent to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday warning of an incoming ballistic missile is calling attention to an emergency notification system that government officials at all levels say needs major improvements. The Federal Communic

FCC Members Restate Net-Neutrality Stances at CES

Five federal policymakers offered their familiar visions of core regulatory issues, including spectrum policy and network neutrality, during Consumer Electronics Show sessions.  With Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai absent becau

Date/Location Details: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:00

The Nomination of Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2018 will be considered by the Senate Commerce Committee.



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Consortium for School Networking

Date: 
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

An interactive webinar examining how new technologies are shaping the economy, society and education in what is called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. During the hourlong interactive discussion, participants will hear from education leaders about the ongoing technological transformation and its impact. 

Presenters



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Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:00 to 14:00

The hearing will examine the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet.

Witnesses:

  • Ms. Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook
  • Ms. Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, YouTube
  • Mr. Carlos Monje, Director, Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter

 



House Commerce Committee Republicans Lay Out Principles for Broadband Infrastructure

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), introduced a series of resolutions laying out principles for broadband infrastructure:

 

FCC Announces Vacancies in Membership of Intergovernmental Advisory Committee and Seeks Nominees

The Federal Communications Commission has expanded the membership of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) from 15 members to 30 members. By this Public Notice, the FCC seeks applications for membership to the IAC from local, state and Tr