Legislation in the House and Senate would provide a temporary “safe harbor” — a four-year antitrust exemption for news publishers as they negotiate with Google and Facebook over how news content is used and how advertising dollars are distributed.
As part of the Committee’s oversight responsibilities, this hearing will examine policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission and review its ongoing activities and proceedings.
The Technological Advisory Council will introduce the 2019 TAC members and discuss status of the 2019 TAC work program.
The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. However, admittance will be limited to seating availability. Meetings are also broadcast live with open captioning over the internet from the FCC Live web page at http:// www.fcc.gov/live/.
The hearing will examine how television programming and the delivery of video content have evolved over the past decade.Witnesses will discuss how new entrants in the video marketplace and the development of digital programming and streaming services have impacted consumer viewing habits and preferences. The hearing will also examine existing laws governing the video marketplace and their role in fostering access to content and promoting competition, localism, and diversity of viewpoints.
Gordon H. Smith
President and CEO
National Association of Broadcasters
Robert D. Thun
Senior Vice President of Content and Programming
AT&T Mobility and Entertainment
Patricia Jo Boyers
President and Vice Chairman of the Board
It’s been almost ten years since the Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan and policymakers continue to bicker over the best way to catalyze the expansion of broadband networks to remote and sparsely populated areas. A number of programs aim to fill the access gap including a revitalized FCC Universal Service program, a new mapping effort, new and old state and local programs, and the possibility of funds from a federal infrastructure stimulus. And, despite a long list of failed government efforts, some continue to advocate for the government to con
The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its March 6, 2019 meeting, USAGM Social Media Policy, USAGM Smith-Mundt Guidelines, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s Belarus Service, and a resolution honoring the 15th anniversary of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks’ Alhurra Television and Alhurra-Iraq Television.
The Board will receive a report from the USAGM’s Chief Executive Officer and Director.
People often focus on the consumer market benefits of 5G — the enhanced speed, higher quality video streaming and efficiency — but the advancement in wireless connectivity also presents a whole new set of opportunities and challenges for the enterprise.
EPIC Champions of Freedom Awards
In 2017, the FCC voted to abolish net neutrality protections, which ensure that we, not the companies we pay to get online, get to choose what we do online. This event will explore what we lost, why it matters, and what’s happening with efforts to restore those protections in the courts, the states and Washington, D.C.