The ins and outs of local laws, working with providers, future-proofing, and more.
Building upon “Wireless Options for Anchor Institutions,” this workshop will provide case studies of successful deployments of wireless networks by anchor institutions. Presenters will provide specific guidance about how to navigate local laws, how to work with broadband providers, how to negotiate to obtain the best connectivity, and how to build in flexibility to prepare for the inevitable advances in wireless technology.
Dig into telehealth trends, analyze recent funding applications, and plan for the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic creates a new challenge for school and library broadband networks. They must now handle traffic both from within the school and from student homes, among other remote locations. The Federal Communications Commission and the Universal Service Administrative Company made some adjustments to the E-rate program, and may make more changes in preparation for the 2021 funding year. But will it be enough?
This discussion will focus on how the E-rate program provides support to ensure that school and library networks function smoothly in the age of remote learning.
Which technology is right for your community?
Wireless technologies have bounded forward in the last three years, achieving higher capacity speeds and greater reliability than ever before. Schools, libraries, and healthcare providers now have many more wireless options, but the alphabet soup of technologies can be daunting. Furthermore, each community must consider the technology that is best suited to its local market.
10:30AM-10:45AM: Welcome Remarks
FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
10:50AM-11:30AM: Introduction to Open, Interoperable, and Virtualized Networks
FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai, moderator
- Tareq Amin (Rakuten)
- Caroline Chan (Intel)
- Sachin Katti (VMware)
- Thierry Maupilé (Altiostar)
11:45AM-12:45PM: Benefits of Deployment/Driving Innovation
Farmers and ranchers use smart technologies to improve yields, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve decision making. Join BroadbandUSA on September 16, 2020, to take a deep dive into the technologies being implemented to further these precision agriculture techniques.
As the world relies on Wi-Fi now more than ever, our connections are increasingly tested while valuable spectrum sits unused. The FCC has put forward a win-win solution that would allow Wi-Fi and new vehicle safety systems to coexist. What’s the holdup?
A discussion on how the FCC can open up the 5.9 GHz spectrum and remove the roadblock to a Wi-Fi superhighway.
Director, Wireless Future Project @New America 's Open Technology Institute
The Consumer Advisory Committee will receive briefings from FCC staff on recent Commission activities and will discuss upcoming developments of interest to consumers. The Committee will hold this upcoming meeting remotely via live Internet link.
In the years it takes to raise a child, parents face many challenges that are both helped and hindered by parenting through a period of unparalleled digital innovation. In Parenting for a Digital Future, Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross draw on extensive research with a group of diverse parents in the U.K. to reveal how digital technologies shape parenting today, as parents forge new territory with little precedent or support.
If there’s one thing that this year’s COVID-19 crisis has made clear it’s that digital media and technology play a huge role in adolescents’ lives. Right now, as schools, peer networks, and communities have been pushed entirely online, the stakes couldn’t be higher for creating a digital ecosystem that supports all kids and families.