Upcoming event


Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:30 to Sat, 09/22/2018 - 17:40


Pre-Conference Session

10:30 am Graduate Student Consortium (by invitation)

11:30 am Capitol Hill Briefing



8:00 am Registration

9-10:40 am Paper Session I
(Five simultaneous tracks of 3 papers per session. For paper titles, click here.)


Federal Trade Commission

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:00 to 16:15

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz will deliver an opening address on the state of competition in the United States; former FTC Chairman William Kovacic will deliver remarks on the evolution of U.S. antitrust law. The morning session will feature two moderated panel discussions on the state of U.S. antitrust law. The afternoon session will feature a moderated panel discussion on monopsony power. Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will offer closing remarks.

Specific topics to be discussed at the sessions include (but are not limited to):

FTC Announces Second Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Sept 21

The Federal Trade Commission will hold the second session of its 21st Century Hearings initiative with a full-day event on Sept 21 at the FTC’s Constitution Center facilities in Washington (DC). The event will be webcast live.



Fri, 09/14/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

The world is experiencing extraordinary advances in artificial intelligence. There are new applications in finance, defense, health care, criminal justice, and education, among other areas. Algorithms are improving spell-checkers, voice recognition systems, ad targeting, and fraud detection. Yet at the same time, there is concern regarding the ethical values embedded within AI and the extent to which algorithms respect basic human values. Ethicists worry about a lack of transparency, poor accountability, unfairness, and bias in automated tools.


American Consumer Institute

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

The current state of data security and online privacy. Panelists will discuss privacy approaches throughout the internet ecosystem, online hidden vulnerabilities, new approaches to mitigating data breaches, new challenges at the international and state level, and opportunities for Congress and the industry to shape the debate. Additionally, ACI will release and discuss a new study quantifying and exploring how secure your information is online. 

Speakers include

  • Krisztina Pusok, American Consumer Institute (moderator)


Federal Communications Bar Association

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:15 to 13:30

In July, the FCC released an NPRM seeking comment on proposals for the reallocation of the C-band for terrestrial mobile use.  C-band spectrum is currently allocated to satellite services and used by broadcasters for content delivery.  Join us for a brown bag lunch to hear perspectives on the NPRM from the satellite and broadcast industries, as well as a discussion of the preparation of the earth station registration form.


  • Gerry Oberst (SES)
  • Christy Burrow (Cooley)
  • Michael Beach (NPR).

Top states say they haven’t been invited to the Justice Department's meeting about tech companies

Democratic attorneys general from key states said they have not yet been invited by the Justice Department to its upcoming review of tech companies, prompting criticism that the Trump administration's inquiry is a politically-charged attack on the


Mountain Connect

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00 to Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:45

Creative and collaborative community examples throughout the Midwest as well as highlighting the network infrastructure and economic achievement in Fairlawn.  Three conference tracks:

  • Community Development 
  • Intelligent Communities
  • Emerging Technologies


Broadband USA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:00

New, emerging and innovative wireless technologies currently being tested and/or deployed to address rural broadband challenges


  • Mathis Shinnick,Chief Executive Officer, OptiPulse, Inc. & John Joseph, Founder, Inventor and President, OptiPulse, Inc.
  • Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
  • Keith Walker, Chief Executive Officer, AER Wireless
  • Dr. Sisso El-Hamamsy, Chief Executive Officer, Mage Networks

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra Weighs in on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

Our upcoming hearings provide an important opportunity for the Federal Trade Commission to reflect on ways to increase the effectiveness of our enforcement of the antitrust laws.