Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Tech Giants Feel the Squeeze as Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip

For the last decade or so, China has defied the truism that only free and open societies can innovate.

Sprint and T-Mobile: There is a better 5G solution than reducing competition

[Commentary] The proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile once again focuses the nation’s attention on next generation 5G wireless service. Burdened with the fact that the current vibrant competition among four wireless companies has benefited

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Federal Communications Commission

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Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:30 to 11:00

A symposium focusing on the development and implementation of national spectrum policies to support continuing U.S. leadership and innovation in wireless telecommunications and other spectrum-dependent technologies.

The keynote address will be delivered by David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator.



Facebook commits to civil rights audit, political bias review

To address allegations of bias, Facebook is bringing in two outside advisors — one to conduct a legal audit of its impact on underrepresented communities and communities of color, and another to advise the company on potential bias against conserv

Sprint and T-Mobile CEOs Are in Washington to Sell Their Merger. Here’s What They’ll Confront.

Here’s what three government agencies will weigh as they consider the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

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OC Inc, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Center for Media Justice, Common Cause, Color of Change, Free Press

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Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:00 to 19:15

A celebration of the extraordinary service of Mignon L. Clyburn as a Commissioner and Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner Clyburn recently announced that she will be stepping down from the FCC after more than eight years in that position. During that time, Commissioner Clyburn not only served with distinction and leadership but also served as a leader not just in name, but as the moral conscience of the agency.



Letting Sprint and T-Mobile Merge Is a Terrible Idea

[Commentary] The merits of some mergers make for a close case, but the proposed merger between the mobile carriers Sprint and T-Mobile, which would create a new telecommunications behemoth, is not one of them. Basic economics strongly suggests the

FCC Chairman Pai, Rep Scalise talk net neutrality, lighter rules in New Orleans visit

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai swung through New Orleans on to brief local technology sector leaders on how the city and Louisiana stand to benefit from what he called the "light-touch regulatory approach" in the era of Presid

Senate to Hold Net Neutrality Vote

Democratic Sens are planning to take a first step the week of May 7 toward forcing a vote to restore the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality regulations.