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A Preview of the FCC's July Open Meeting: Taking the "E" Out of EBS and TV

Perhaps the biggest news of the week was the agenda for the Federal Communications Commission's July 10 Open Meeting, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai laid out in a blog post on June 18, 2019. I'm traveling to New York this week; below is a shorter-than-usual weekly that takes a look at how Chairman Pai plans to take education out of the Educational Broadband Service -- and broadcast television.

Elections Matter: Who’s Who in Telecommunications Policy in the 116th Congress

The 116th Congress is underway. In the background of a partial government shutdown, lawmakers are getting their committee assignments. At Benton, we keep a close eye on two key Congressional panels because of their jurisdiction over many telecommunications issues and oversight of the Federal Communications Commission: 1) the House Commerce Committee's Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and 2) the Senate Commerce Committee. Here's a look at some key telecom policymakers -- and their priorities -- in the 116th Congress. 

The Future Openness of the Internet Should Not Turn on the Decision of a Particular Company

On Tuesday, April 17, the House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing –  entitled “From Core to Edge: Perspective on Internet Prioritization” – to  better understanding of how network operators manage data flows over the Internet and how data is prioritized from the network core to the edge.

Sponsor: 

Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 09:00 to 17:00

The symposium will feature broadcasters and lenders discussing how to obtain financing for broadcast station transactions in today’s challenging financial circumstances, as well as experts discussing the history of the previous broadcast tax certificate policy and the potential for a new tax certificate policy to increase broadcast ownership diversity. The symposium will also include presentations from Nielsen Global Media on ratings measurements for multi-ethnic broadcast stations, and a discussion of how small and diverse broadcasters can attract increased advertising revenue.



Sponsor: 

TPRC -- The Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy

Date: 
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 13:00
The pandemic is impacting on the career paths of PhD students and Postdocs who face disruption and uncertainty about their academic / other professional careers. This Panel will discuss what advice and support students and Postdocs can expect from their advisers on career advancement and research opportunities in communications, information and internet policy fields.
 
Moderator: Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science


Sponsor: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:00

The hearing will examine whether Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has outlived its usefulness in today’s digital age. It will also examine legislative proposals to modernize the decades-old law, increase transparency and accountability among big technology companies for their content moderation practices, and explore the impact of large ad-tech platforms on local journalism and consumer privacy.



Sponsor: 

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Date: 
Wed, 11/04/2020 - 14:00
Sponsor: 

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Date: 
Wed, 10/28/2020 - 14:00
Sponsor: 

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Date: 
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 14:00
Sponsor: 

New America

Date: 
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 17:00 to 18:30