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2021 Telecom, Media, and Technology Regulatory Overview – Complimentary Webinar

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM PT

Nearly 100 days into the Biden-Harris administration, the regulatory and competition policy landscape for the telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) sector has become significantly more clear, with more concentrated Democratic control of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Senate, and House of Representatives, and with the recent identification and confirmation of principal Executive Branch TMT-related appointees. The thin legislative margin, however, is expected to affect how big and bold the new administration can go as to universal broadband deployment, network neutrality, enhanced competition, privacy reform, and other key Democratic priorities.

Join us for this complimentary 100-day check-in as Morgan Lewis TMT practice leader Andrew Lipman examines these Washington, DC, dynamics and provides an outlook for the Biden-Harris administration’s 2021 TMT priorities and policies driven by the FCC, Department of Justice (DOJ), Congress, and the courts. Andy will also consider the policy impact, both short term and long term, for companies and institutional investors in the TMT space.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • COVID-19 and economic recovery policy impacting the TMT sector

  • Presidential, FCC, and congressional TMT sector agendas

  • Competition policy and DOJ/FCC antitrust scenarios in the TMT sector

  • Internet and net neutrality impact, including possible ISP rate regulation and unbundling

  • Infrastructure and broadband legislation

  • Universal service funding, USF contribution, and interconnection policies

  • Spectrum policy, including the recent C-band auction, future spectrum auctions, spectrum sharing, and future midband spectrum auctions

  • Telco network unbundling

  • Broadband internet privacy/data security, state, and national privacy laws

  • Future 5G, IoT, and artificial intelligence regulation and policy

  • TV, radio, and cable media ownership limits and regulation

  • US–China foreign trade policy relating to TMT and related national security issues, including future TMT foreign ownership

Questions?  Please e-mail Dave Fendig.