In order to reduce the "risk" of waste, fraud, and abuse within the E-rate program, the Federal Communications Commission is considering changes to the competitive bidding rules that could take decision-making authority away from schools and libraries. SHLB and many E-rate applicants have come out staunchly against this proposal, fearing that it would be so burdensome that some schools and libraries won't apply for E-rate at all.
The Infrastructure and Jobs Act, signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021, established the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP's funding of $14.2 billion will modify and extend the Emergency Benefit Broadband Program (EBB), and helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet services, and ensures they can afford the broadband needed for work, school, healthcare and more.
The Covid pandemic has spurred changes across many industries and U.S. businesses have implemented new technologies to meet these new challenges. Please join Independence Research founder and principal analyst, Matt Davis, who will share recent survey findings that analyze which telecom and IT technologies saw the biggest changes as we enter the “new normal”. The study examines core telecom services including broadband, managed WiFi, internet back-up and unified communications in addition to IT services ranging from E-Commerce to Cybersecurity.
On May 5, the Federal Reserve Board (Board), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) jointly released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) that would reform the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. The CRA seeks to address inequities in access to credit for low- and moderate-income, as well as underserved rural communities.
- Meredith Attwell Baker, President & CEO, CTIA
- Brian Deese, Director, National Economic Council
- David Christopher, EVP & GM, Partnerships & 5G Ecosystem Development, AT&T
- Evan Regan-Levine, EVP, Strategic Innovation & Research Investments, JBG SMITH
- Angela Baker, Chief Sustainability Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated
- Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
Proposed antitrust legislation in the Senate is fueling debate around its potential impact on the tech industry and consumers. Join Axios for a timely event unpacking the arguments of lawmakers and industry players on both sides of the conversation.
This event will be streamed on Axios.com and across social platforms. Register to attend in-person, or to receive the livestream link. In-room seating is limited — registration will close when capacity is reached.
7:30am - 8:00am | Doors open & breakfast available
8:00am - 9:00am | Mainstage conversations
This virtual event that will focus on ways the United States is using Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding to ensure we close the digital divide for students. In particular, the invited speakers will discuss how this critical funding opportunity can be used to upskill and prepare our next generation workforce for the jobs of tomorrow. The event will provide perspectives on how to better serve underrepresented rural and urban student communities with digital equity grants, across the K-12 and higher ed continuum.
The committee will consider:
The Right Connection: CENIC 2022 brings together CENIC’s richly diverse community, with participants from all education segments, including public and private research universities; public libraries; scientific, cultural, and performing arts institutions; private sector technology businesses; public policy and government; healthcare; and R&E partners from across the country and around the world.