Federal Communications Commission commissioner Michael Copps will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for a Nov. 16 forum on the future of the Internet.
That is according to event co-sponsor Free Press.
Described as a public hearing, the event will feature Native Americans, Latinos and others from the state's "diverse communities," according to Free Press.
"Decisions are being made inside the Beltway that affect people outside it, in the real world," said Misty Perez Truedson of Free Press in an announcement of the commissioner's participation. "[I]t is crucial that the FCC hears from people about the importance of protecting the open Internet."
In addition to being a proponent of codifying and expanding network neutrality rules and reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service, Copps has long been the FCC's strongest voice for ensuring that communications services, including high-speed broadband, do not bypass tribal lands.
The event coincides with the National Congress of American Indians' annual convention.