No details yet, but House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the committee on Wednesday, April 11th, at 10:00 a.m. regarding the company’s use and protection of user data.
Chairman Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the April 2018 Open Commission Meeting:
A lunchtime panel discussion on the Tribal Connect Act of 2017 (S.2205) highlighting the importance of broadband connectivity to tribal and rural communities. This discussion will focus on how broadband connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure in rural and tribal regions helps to enhance education, provide economic opportunity, and close the digital divide. The panel will explore the role that libraries play as community institutions that facilitate digital inclusion.
Introductions by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and American Library Association President Jim Neal.
The Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution will host a discussion on technology transfer. The two-panel program will focus on growth opportunities for technology transfer as well as national security risks and the challenges that accompany innovation.
After each session, speakers will take audience questions.
Innovation and Technology Transfer
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John R. Allen
President, The Brookings Institution
Please join the Wireline Committee for a Brown Bag Lunch discussion of the FCC’s plan to transfer universal service funds, currently held in private bank accounts by the Universal Service Administrative Company, to the United States Treasury.
- Deena Shetler, Acting Deputy Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
- Cara Voth, Counsel, Office of Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
- Fred Theobald, Director of Financial Operations, Universal Service Administrative Company
The first of a series of panels on the Nuts and Bolts of User Generated Content.
You’ve probably heard a lot about intermediary liability and how filtering algorithms can remove content from Internet platforms. But do you understand how platforms, large and small, help curate user experiences?
We will explore the rules of road for who is liable for content online. Our panelists will address how and why those rules differ from what happens in a physical world and what tech is doing to address anti-social content.
Building on our progress last week modernizing our wireless infrastructure rules so that they are 5G ready, the Federal Communications Commission in April will continue to move full steam ahead in making spectrum available for next-generation 5G n
What is the future of 5G deployment? What does this mean for schools, libraries, and other anchor institutions? David Young will explore these questions and more as a panelists in our upcoming Grow2Gig+ Webinar.
This field hearing will focus specifically on the failure of the Hawaii emergency alert system and explore options to improve alerts to ensure public safety.
- The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
A discussion on spurring wireless deployment in underserved communities