House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States
This hearing will allow the subcommittee to hear from all five Federal Communications Commission members, including recently confirmed Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai, and to examine current proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC's regulatory process, and the agency's progress in implementing congressional priorities.
Stanford University, 326 Galvez Street Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford, CA, 94305-6105, United States
A one-day interactive event that brings together applications & database developers, chip manufacturers, investors, academics and policymakers to discuss the recent developments, and future potential within the unlicensed spectrum ecosystem. The day will focus on the innovations and business
opportunities promised by the exciting world of unlicensed spectrum.
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW Falk Auditorium, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
On July 17, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a forum on the growing use and influence of distance learning in transforming American education. A panel of experts will discuss the challenges and positive outcomes of integrating education technologies and distance learning techniques into academic instruction, as well as how these tools are transforming the definition of the American classroom.
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW Falk Auditorium, Washington, 20036, United States
There’s little doubt that the technological revolution currently underway, not to mention many of its social media byproducts—Facebook, Google, and Twitter to name just a few—has transformed modern life for the better. But in an age of proliferating data, smart phones and internet literacy, extremist messaging can reach more susceptible and receptive audiences than any time in the past. The next chapter of global jihad will assuredly see more “digital natives” in positions of authority, eager to take advantage of the proliferating modes of global communication.
Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M Street NW, Washington, DC, United States
Join experts from across the entire industry – policymakers, venture capitalists, bankers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and lawmakers -- to discuss the latest developments in communications policy, telecom reform, and emerging business and financial opportunities in traditional and digital media.
Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Room 2237, Washington, DC, 20515, United States
A briefing on how the European Parliament, specifically its major committee on Internal Markets and Consumer Protection, addresses Internet policy issues such as consumer privacy protection, e-commerce, net neutrality and intellectual property. These very same issues continue to challenge Congressional policymaking. Some of these European initiatives may end up driving U.S. tech policy and all of them help provide context for Congressional lawmaking.
House Judiciary Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Rayburn House Office Building -- 2141, Washington, DC, United States
Marketplace Equity Act of 2011 - Authorizes states to require all sellers making remote sales to collect and remit sales and use taxes with respect to such sales into the state, without regard to the location of the seller, if such states implement a simplified system for administration of sales and use tax collection for remote sellers. Requires such a system to include, at a minimum: (1) an exception for remote sellers with gross annual receipts in the preceding calendar year from remote sales not exceeding $1 million in the United States or not exceeding $100,000 in the state, (2) a single sales and use tax return for use by remote sellers and a single revenue authority within the state with which remote sellers are required to file a tax return, and (3) a uniform tax base throughout the state. Defines "remote sale" as a sale of goods or services attributed to a state with respect to which a seller does not have adequate physical presence to establish a nexus so as to allow such state to require such seller to collect and remit taxes.
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, 325 Broadway Conference Room 1107, Boulder, CO, 80305-3328, United States
The Committee will receive recommendations from subcommittees on matters related to the accomplishment of the President’s ten-year goal of identifying 500 megahertz of radio spectrum for wireless broadband.
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
“Two decades ago, we passed the Cable Act to empower consumers and provide them with expanded choices at lower rates,” said Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV. “Our hearing in April demonstrated just how much has changed in the past twenty years. But our goals for protecting consumers have not. We can’t look to the future of video without evaluating the Cable Act’s impact on the modern television marketplace and whether the legislation has achieved Congress’ goals. In particular, I want to take a close look at how we make sure that consumers do not continue to get caught in the crossfire in programming disputes, facing dark screens and losing access to news, sports, and other entertainment programming.”