Upcoming event

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

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Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:00 to 16:30

At this meeting, the CAC will receive briefings from Commission staff on issues of interest to the Committee and may discuss topics including, but not limited to, consumer protection and education, consumer participation in the FCC rulemaking process, and the impact of new and emerging communication technologies.

This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the CAC Chair and Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

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New America’s Open Technology Institute and Mozilla

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:00 to 18:30
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Next Century Cities

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 08:00 to Tue, 07/24/2018 - 17:00

This two-day event is free for municipalities and will bring together broadband champions, community leaders, and policy experts from federal, state, and local government to discuss today's most pressing issues in broadband deployment.

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Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:30 to 10:00

The event will focus on how organizations and the government better understand cyber risks and create an institutional culture focused on security.

The breakfast will feature a discussion, moderated by Aspen Cyber Chair John Carlin, featuring Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), the chair of the House Subcommittee on Information Technology and co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s cyber strategy group, as well as FBI Associate Deputy Director Paul Abbate and McAfee Chief Technology Officer Steve Grobman. 


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Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

House Commerce Committee

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:15

The House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.

The hearing webcast will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/.

The legislative text may be found at the following link: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=108341.

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Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00

The Federal Communications Commission modernized its E-rate policies in 2014 to encourage greater build-out of fiber to rural schools and libraries. But the implementation of these policies has been fraught with difficulty, and many E-rate fiber applications requesting Special Construction Charges have been denied. Moderator Brian Davidson, President of Clarity Solutions, Inc., will guide our panel as they walk through the current and future E-rate fiber landscape.

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Georgetown Center’s Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30

A global race to deploy 5G networks is on, with investors, regulators, and equipment manufacturers now fully engaged. But even as the nature of 5G technology is coming into sharper focus, consumers and some policymakers are still unclear on what it is and what it will do for them. Is 5G merely a faster network? Or will its unique architecture make possible revolutionary new applications and services, pushing the mobile revolution into even higher gear? How can U.S. spectrum policy stay ahead of the country’s rapidly escalating demand for 5G capabilities?

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for June 2018 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2018:

A Summer Blockbuster Open Meeting

[Press release] In the spirit of the summer blockbuster season, the Commission’s June 7 meeting is going to be our own version of “Avengers: Infinity War.”  We’re taking familiar headliners—freeing up spectrum, removing barriers to infrastructure