FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel's Podcast for Women’s History MonthFCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the latest episode of her podcast Broadband Conversations, dedicated to amplifying the voices of women across technology, innovation and media. Cecilia Munoz, currently Vice President of Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America joined the Commissioner for this very special conversation. Rosenworcel said, “[f]or me, Women’s History Month is not only about recognizing the women who have come before us and made their mark. It’s important to highlight women who are paving new pathways right now—like Cecilia Munoz, who has opened up government to new ideas and technologies and understands how connectivity can foster new communities and build new movements. Cecilia is a lifelong advocate for change who has dedicated her career to ensure that the next generation of dreamers and doers can do bigger and better things than we even imagine today.”
Munoz served for eight years on President Obama’s senior staff, first as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and later as the Director of the Domestic Policy Council. From the making it possible for citizens to petition the White House online to rethinking outreach with a President active on social media, technology played a crucial role during Cecilia’s time in government. When she left the White House, she was the highest serving Latina.
The Regulatory Mix Today: FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel's Podcast for Women's History Month, CRTC Seeks Comment on Wireless Industry, FTC Extends Public Comment Period for its Data Security and Consumer Privacy Hearings
CRTC Seeks Comment on Wireless Industry
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched a review to examine the state of the mobile wireless market and whether further action is required to improve choice and affordability for Canadians.
The CRTC is also seeking comments on its preliminary view that mobile virtual network operators should have mandated access to the networks of the national wireless providers (Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus) until they are able to establish themselves in the market.
Finally, the Commission will be looking ahead to the future of mobile wireless services in Canada and in particular at whether regulatory measures are needed to facilitate the deployment of 5G network infrastructure.
Canadians are invited to share their views by May 15, 2019. They can do so by:
- filling out the online form
- writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, or
- sending a fax to (819) 994-0218.
FTC Extends Public Comment Period for its Data Security and Consumer Privacy Hearings
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has extended the public comment periods for some of the sessions in its Hearings Initiative, and that comments for all the remaining sessions are due May 31, 2019.
Specifically, for the following sessions, the deadline for members of the public to submit a comment has been extended from March 13 until May 31:
In addition, public comments for the following upcoming sessions will be due by May 31:
- The March 20 hearing on U.S. broadband markets;
- The March 25-26 hearing on the FTC's role in a changing world;
- The March 25 roundtable with State Attorneys General (the comment period will open soon when the agency publishes more information about the topics for the hearing);
- The April 12 hearing on Merger Retrospectives (the comment period will open soon when the agency publishes more information about the topics for the hearing).
The FTC will provide a final opportunity for members of the public to comment on topics related to any sessions associated with the Hearings Initiative. Those comments will also be due by May 31. See the Regulatory Mix dated 10/29/18 and 12/11/18.
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