The State of the Net Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to network and engage on key policy issues.
President and CEO, USTelecom
Executive Vice President, CTIA
President and CEO, American Cable Association
President and CEO, North Central Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
The hearing will focus a path forward for improving broadband infrastructure in rural America. The following legislation will be discussed:
“Our national journey from the county poorhouse of the nineteenth century to the digital poorhouse today reveals a remarkably durable debate between those who wish to eliminate and alleviate poverty and those who blame, imprison, and punish the poor.”
Today, automated systems control which neighborhoods get policed, which families obtain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data analytics, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor.
9 - 9:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Address by the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussions
Members will explore the effects of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its application to the manufacturing sector. These devices can help increase efficiency for manufacturers. For example, IoT connected machines can communicate the need for more raw materials, when they need replacing, and provide information about productivity.
Mr. Thomas D. Bianculli
Chief Technology Officer, Zebra Technologies Corporation
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, will host a Broadband Summit about ‘‘Creating Partnerships to Ensure Access for All’’ on March 20, 2018. Speakers and attendees from Tennessee, federal agencies, and across the country will come together to explore ways to increase broadband deployment and improve broadband adoption to advance their overarching business, social, economic, and community goals.
Free speech has long been a cornerstone of American democracy, but the ubiquity and intimacy of online content is now challenging our society’s once-unshakable belief in the appeal of unfettered speech. In this age of hacks, trolls, fake news, and digital hate speech, lawmakers, citizens, and the tech companies that control our access to the Internet and social media are rethinking how much we should police online content for veracity and for its potential to do harm.
House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced a series of bills introduced by subcommittee members aimed at reducing the regulatory barriers to broadband infrastructure expansion:
The federal government has made significant strides toward making vast amounts of government data freely available to the public, and businesses, researchers, civil society groups, journalists, and many others have put open data to good use. But recent events suggest that some open government data may be at risk.
The Nomination of Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2018 will be considered by the Senate Commerce Committee.