Upcoming event

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Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:00

The hearing will provide members an opportunity to examine policy issues before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and review the agency’s ongoing activities and proceedings. 

Witnesses



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Aspen Institute

Date: 
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:00

The uses and effects of technological change permeate through all of our systems, including our democracy. Yet given political polarization and uncertain legal rules, our current climate presents unique challenges to our ideas and values of democracy. How might we use and think about technology to better serve our democratic institutions?



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Micromobility Industries

Date: 
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:00

Wireless networks underpin almost every aspect of modern micromobility. Without them, it would be impossible to do things like manage a global fleet of scooters or track down a customer’s bike when it gets stolen or lost.

But the connectivity choices available to micromobility companies are limited. Both WiFi and Bluetooth have short range, and cellular data plans can be pricy. However, thanks to new advances in low-power, long-range networking technology, the connectivity landscape is changing. 



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Brookings

Date: 
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:00 to 17:00

The July tech antitrust hearing in the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee stands to be historic. With the CEOs of Silicon Valley’s four most important firms — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — all testifying, this may be the moment Americans finally get answers about what makes Big Tech tick and the implications the industry holds for competition in an increasingly digital world.



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Open RAN Policy Coalition

Date: 
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

An essential part of the 5G technology evolution is the rapid implementation and sanctity of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technology. By standardizing or “opening” the protocols and interfaces between the various subcomponents in the RAN, we will move to an environment where networks can be deployed with a more modular design without being dependent upon a single vendor.

Open RAN technology and how the U.S. Congress can help facilitate a network evolution with the potential to create economic opportunities while increasing supply chain diversity and promoting competition.



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TVNewsCheck

Date: 
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 13:00

Television executives from E.W. Scripps, Tegna and the National Association of Broadcasters will assess what progress the industry is making toward diversity and inclusion both in front of and behind the camera and in its news coverage of minority communities during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar. 



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New America

Date: 
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:00 to 18:30

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

After lawmakers collected hundreds of hours of interviews and obtained more than 1.3 million documents about Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, their chief executives will testify before Congress on July 29 to defend their powerful businesses from the hammer of government. The captains of the New Gilded Age — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google — will appear together before Congress for the first time to justify their business pract

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Common Sense Media

Date: 
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 13:00

There's been an alarming rise in depression, anxiety, and suicide risk among tweens and teens over the past few years. Many parents, academics, and health professionals believe heavy technology and social media use is the cause. Then the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 hit. Overnight, schools, peer networks, workplaces, and communities were pushed entirely online. Parents, educators, and adolescents themselves now face unprecedented instability.

 



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Broadband Breakfast

Date: 
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:00

Jim Baller, president of Baller, Stokes & Lide, PC, will speak about the issues surrounding the deployment of municipal broadband, the development of the National Broadband Plan, and advocacy — including efforts on behalf of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice — to ensure that all communities have equitable access to high-speed internet.

Discussion with Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast