Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019:
At the Federal Communications Commission’s May meeting, we will take action to advance the goal of security.
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider” (Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996).
The expansion of 5G and the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an increasing need for secure networks across many platforms and technologies. Innovative programs for cybersecurity awareness, education, training, and workforce development are essential to protect and defend against potential cyber-attacks, but finding qualified people to work in this area is increasingly difficult. This webinar will highlight educational programs that address training for cybersecurity professionals focusing on contributions made by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The economic shifts brought by technology and automation are putting new strains on the social safety net. But done right, technology can also help the safety net -- and all who rely on it -- thrive. Join us for a conversation between Nicolas Colin, author of the new book Hedge, and 2018 New America CA Fellow Rey Faustino.
The conference will focus on key elements of the upcoming presidential race, while examining how a more forward-looking, responsive type of coverage can better serve voters and adapt to fast-changing narratives. Above all else, the conference strives to be as useful for reporters as possible, equipping them with practical tools and tips to cover the campaign ahead.
The hearing will examine the Federal Communications Commission’s first ever report on robocalls and review the steps Congress is currently taking to provide consumers relief from illegal robocalls.
- The Honorable Doug Peterson, Attorney General, State of Nebraska
- Mr. Kevin Rupy, Partner, Wiley Rein, Representing US Telecom – The Broadband Association
- Ms. Margot Saunders, Counsel, National Consumer Law Center
The statistics are staggering. Since 2004, more than 1,800 city and small town newspapers in the U.S. have folded and the number of reporters covering local news has decreased by fifty-percent. “News deserts” -- areas where zero or little local coverage exists -- are cropping up all around the country. Simultaneously, public trust in media continues to erode--fueled by divisive political culture, the rise in opinion journalism and the pernicious effect of misinformation and fake news in the internet age.
9:15 a.m.: Welcome
9:30–10 a.m.: Opening Remarks
Hon. Ed Markey, U.S. senator of Massachusetts
10–10:45 a.m.: Staying Connected: Tech and Social Relationships
Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th surgeon general of the United States
in conversation with James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense
10:45–11 a.m.: Break
11–11:15 a.m.: Enforcing COPPA: Are We Protecting Kids' Privacy?