USTTI Announces Webinar Programming

USTTI is excited to announce a series of webinars that will be conducted from September 28 through November 3rd in the areas of, Auctions, Spectrum Monitoring and RF Interference, Streaming Services, Women’s Empowerment and closing the digital divide.

September 28, 2021

Funding Broadband Deployment using Auctions

Bridging the digital divide – particularly in rural areas where broadband is insufficiently deployed – is the Commission’s top priority.  The FCC has committed to using reverse auctions to efficiently distribute Universal Service Fund support for fixed and mobile broadband networks in unserved parts of America.  The Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force coordinates the implementation of these auctions across the Commission, including assembling multi-bureau staffing, directing communications and outreach efforts, and managing timelines for the many aspects of preparation that lead up to and flow out of a USF auction.  This webinar will dive into the details of the Connect America Fund Phase II auction (Auction 903), which distributed $1.5 billion in support, and the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction (Auction 904), which awarded over $9 billion in support.

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October 5, 2021

Introduction to the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau taught by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

The course will review the FCC’s mission, leadership, and organization and will also discuss the FCC’s spectrum allocation and management functions with explanation of its rule-making process.  The training will emphasize the responsibilities and structure of the FCC Enforcement Bureau and explain the processes of investigating complaints and conducting inspections. 

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October 7, 2021

Introduction to Spectrum Monitoring and RF Interference Resolution taught by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

This course will provide participants basic techniques of spectrum monitoring.  Discussed will be the purpose and capabilities of different types of spectrum monitoring equipment used by FCC field agents. 

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October 12, 2021

Introduction to Streaming Services sponsored by the Walt Disney Company

The program will explore regulatory issues and best practices relating to streaming services.  The session will be divided into two parts, a technical analysis and a policy discussion. The focus of the course will be streaming service topics related to network infrastructure, content curation, cost-sharing, self-regulation, and the importance of having a competitive market, especially in developing markets.

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October 13, 2021

Effects of Quality of Service to Cellular Network Due to Interference taught by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

This webinar will introduce various Quality of Service (QoS) measurements for Cellular Communications Systems and provide examples of identified signal sources that adversely impact the QoS of these systems.  The course will also describe some of the techniques used in locating these interfering signal sources.

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November 1 through November 3, 2021

Digital Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment Webinar Series

In collaboration with the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’, Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) initiative and the ITU’s Development Sector we will conduct a webinar series that aims to address the best practices to connect the unconnected and bridge the divides that affect women and girls.

The sessions will seek to facilitate an exchange of knowledge between those who are working towards increasing connectivity and improving digital inclusion.  The sessions will be for current and aspiring female leaders, regulators, entrepreneurs and early to mid-career professionals in the ICT sector, who have a strong interest in inclusive digital economic development.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar(s).

Like USTTI’s traditional in person training USTTI’s webinars are designed for ICT (Information Communication Technology) officials; entrepreneurs; wireless, satellite, telehealth, and emergency communications professionals who are employed in the public or private sector of a developing country. While substantial practical experience in a developing country’s communications infrastructure is required for all in person training, registration in USTTI Webinars is open to all developing-country officials. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.