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.
Learn more about how households can receive free monthly credits for internet services, the new program's impact on the AAPI community, and strategies on how to best get our communities connected.
Experts will discuss the challenge the Biden Administration faces in spending the broadband infrastructure funds allocated by Congress. The government has a historic opportunity to ensure that every American has broadband Internet — and a very small window to do it. Could supply chain issues trip up the deployment? Will Congress' chips and supply chain legislation help or hurt?
Digital inclusion starts with highspeed internet access and ends with individuals having the skills needed to use the internet for such activities as attending school, working from home, and accessing telehealth. This webinar will help you plan an equitable broadband solution for your community, fund sustainable programs, and ensure that everyone can get online.
Angela Siefer, Founder & Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Micah Chapman, Tech Goes Home Chattanooga
In the aftermath of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, a new iron curtain has descended on Russia’s Internet, with a multitude of social networks, online services, and payment services, either leaving the Russian market entirely or imposing significant restrictions on their services. In addition, providers of core technical Internet infrastructure, including domain name registrars, SSL certificate authorities, and Internet backbone providers, have come under pressure to respond, either in response to directly pleas from the Ukrainian government or due to legal obligations from global sanctions.
Antitrust enforcement traditionally has been a liability regime in which companies and the government seek compensation in courts for injuries following anticompetitive conduct. Antitrust in the United States has predominantly remained an enforcement mechanism instead of the more administrative systems of enforcing competition laws such as the ones in Europe. However, critics of the judicial process’s complexity, length, and costs expressed concerns with traditional antitrust enforced through courts.
Reception and Program
Featuring an interview with House Majority Whip James Clyburn and Mignon Clyburn, former Acting Chairwoman and Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and Benton board member
Awarding the Broadband Emerging Leader Award to Kathryn de Wit, Project Director, Broadband Access Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Innovative spectrum management: The FCC will consider an inquiry on how receiver improvements could provide greater opportunities for efficient use of spectrum. It would also seek comment on legal authority and market-based mechanisms that could help create a more transparent and predictable radiofrequency environment for all spectrum users.
With dozens of low latency applications and high bandwidth services on the horizon, networks will need to continue to evolve to meet the needs of consumers in the coming decade. What is the best path for operators to update their networks? What are the must have technologies and functionalities that must be implemented to provide the most scalability and flexibility? And when will we be technically ready for a converged future where consumers are able to have one broadband plan for all of their needs?