Antitrust has become a hot topic, taking an especially prominent role in the policy debate over the role of large technology companies in our economy, our society, and our daily lives. Proposals are coming from across the political spectrum for ways to regulate how tech platforms handle data and privacy, how they manage controversial content, and how they behave in the marketplace. Antitrust enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad are pursuing investigations and launching policy initiatives to probe large tech firms' competitive behavior.
We live in an increasingly urban and networked world. As our social and economic lives move online, we are beginning to generate a wealth of data that can reveal important things about our movements and behaviors. The financial inclusion sector is already relying on digital footprints to offer banking services to populations previously deemed un-creditworthy. The humanitarian sector, meanwhile, is turning to social media and cell phone data to locate disaster survivors. Can these models be applied to land and property rights?
The National Tribal Broadband Summit will connect tribal leaders with private sector and federal decision makers to explore ways to expand broadband capacity and investment in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, schools, and libraries. The summit will showcase new technologies and innovative partnership solutions that are critical to bridging the connectivity divide in Indian Country.
The House Commerce Committee's telecom subcommittee will soon move to mark up legislation to improve the government’s mapping of broadband data, which lawmakers have long complained is riddled with errors.
With a new decade, new technologies, and nationwide elections looming, 2019 is the year to re-think our nation's communications policies and revitalize core values around broadband deployment and adoption. These subject-matter experts will debate whether we are on the right track or whether we need a paradigm-shift in broadband policy to bring broadband to unserved and underserved communities.
Founded in 2010 as the SHLB Coalition's flagship annual Conference, AnchorNets convenes over 300 people from every corner of the country to discuss the key broadband policy issues affecting anchor institutions and their communities. In addition to gaining meaningful insights from interactive workshops, panel discussions, and prestigious keynotes, attendees have the opportunity to mingle with decisionmakers from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
2019 NHMC Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception Honorees:
- Congresswoman Debra Haaland, U.S. Representative and first Native American woman to serve in Congress - Outstanding Public Service
- The Intel Foundation, Technology foundation pushing for education, inclusivity, and diversity in technology - Outstanding Foundation
- Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., U.S. Representative and advocate for the economic mobility and empowerment of the Latino community - Outstanding Philanthropist
- More honorees to be announced.
The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership in the introduction of communications technology, services, and innovation; thus expanding the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country’s homeland security, national defense, and other critical government missions.
Recent congressional hearings and data breaches have prompted legislators, advocacy groups, and business leaders to call for broad federal privacy legislation. Furthermore, congressional leaders in both parties have expressed an interest in taking up privacy legislation and various members of Congress have released drafts of bills intended to spark discussion. As Congress returns to session in September, legislators will face continuing questions about how to develop federal legislation to protect personal information.