The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018:
Broadband is connecting our communities in ways never dreamed possible. With continued investment, partnerships and innovation, significant opportunities lie ahead for consumers, businesses and entrepreneurs.
Please join USTelecom for a conversation about the path to connecting communities through continued investment in broadband infrastructure and innovation.
Commissioner Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission
The Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture
The American press has long been an institution seeking to uphold the integrity of our democracy. Past presidential administrations may have criticized the media at times, but the Trump administration has elevated such attacks to unprecedented levels, declaring the press as being an “enemy of the American people.” As President Trump fuels the “fake news” fire and a general distrust of journalists, the power of the press is weakening in some segments of society.
What combination of technology, best practices, policies and regulations promotes growth and innovation without sacrificing privacy? Join the IAPP and your peers in privacy and information security at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018 in Austin, Texas to work toward an answer.
The two-day event will examine the role of intellectual property in promoting innovation from academic, economic, and industry perspectives. The sessions also will examine emerging trends in patent quality and litigation, and include the FTC’s first wide-scale exploration of copyright issues. Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will present a keynote address on October 24.
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
- Noah Joshua Phillips Federal Trade Commission
9:15-9:45 am Presentation: Vertical Mergers
- Steven Salop Georgetown University Law Center
9:45-11:00 am Vertical Mergers (Session 1)
The National Governors Association (NGA) and New America's Cybersecurity Initiative team up to present a panel to discuss how states and their affiliates are working to use the resources at their disposal to assist local governments in reducing cyber risk.
Cyber threats are targeting every level of government in the United States, from the city level up. Recent events in large cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, and San Francisco, and small cities such as Beatrice, Valdez, and Matanuska-Susitna Borough have highlighted this threat to local governments.
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Ma)—original co-sponsor of COPPA
Followed by two panels addressing COPPA’s impact and future direction, featuring:
This hearing will focus on identifying existing barriers to broadband deployment, ways to streamline infrastructure siting, and encourage investment in next generation communications services.