"Back to school" will not mean "back to normal" this fall. Almost every school system is making plans for a hybrid teaching model that includes significant online learning from home. Unfortunately, in some school districts, 20 to 30 percent of students do not have broadband at home, which poses a significant barrier to educational opportunity.
The Committee will consider the following bills:
H.R. 1426, the “Timely Review of Infrastructure Act,” which was introduced by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Mike Doyle (D-PA).
H.R. 3079, the “Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2019,” which was introduced by Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).
FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks will host this hour-long virtual event which will be livestreamed at www.fcc.gov/live.
A virtual event on how new technology is disrupting the health care space. We will unpack how telehealth is facilitating public and private health care — with COVID-19 upending priorities in medical care, understanding these developments has become even more critical.
Axios Co-founder Mike Allen and Health Care Reporter Caitlin Owens will host one-on-one conversations with:
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Co-founder & CEO, Oscar Health
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and related agency telework and headquarters access policies, this meeting will be in a wholly electronic format and will be open to the public on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page and on the FCC’s YouTube channel.
COVID-19 has had a profound effect on how communities connect. Shelter-in-place policies have shifted the majority of our social interactions online, driving the transition to the digital public square. What are the trends and opportunities for cities, planners and technologists as they seek to engage residents and support civic participation? A discussion of what civic participation looks like during a time of social distancing with NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology Fellow Mona Sloane and Warren Flood, Microsoft’s corporate affairs manager for Detroit.
Access to, and the use of, modern networks, services and platforms, raise a host of critical issues in our nation’s quest for universal digital equity and inclusion.
FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and USTelecom’s Jonathan Spalter in a conversation on the impact of technology policy and social justice, including details and next steps for the Digital Opportunity Equity Recognition (DOER) program recently announced by Commissioner Starks.
The workshop will feature frontline experts from libraries, academia, and civil society organizations who will discuss efforts to support underserved rural and urban communities’ acquisition of digital skills. Experts will consider what constitutes digital inclusion today and the role of libraries and public-private partnerships. The workshop will also address the impact of COVID-19 on advancing digital inclusion, as well as the impact of various local, state, and federal interventions in the last few months.
Paper 1 -- Measuring the Effects of Municipal Broadband
Sarah Oh, Technology Policy Institute
Paper 2 -- How Platform Components Impact Ecosystem Value: The Case of the iPhone and Mobile Broadband
Mark Jamison, University of Florida, Peter Wang, University of Florida
Paper 3 -- Multisided Markets and Platform Dominance
James H. Alleman, University of Colorado Boulder, Edmond Baranes, University of Montpellier, Paul Rappoport, Temple University