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Committee on Telecommunications

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Location: Flores 7 & 8
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

State Regulatory Process Considerations in National Lifeline Verification

The FCC Order, “Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization” adopts reforms to make the Lifeline program a key driver of the solution to our Nation’s broadband affordability challenge. Panelists will examine National verification challenges. USAC, the agent for the FCC’s Universal Service Programs, will give a briefing on the steps taken on the development of a national verifier model for Lifeline ETC designations and other implementation activities.  NARUC Commissioners and Telecommunications Industry representatives will review State regulatory oversight of Telephone, Wireless and Broadband and strategies for providing Human Services Data Information and established efforts to provide Lifeline verification.

Moderator: Hon. Johann Clendenin, Virgin Islands

Hon. Gregg Sayre, New York

Hon. Betty Ann Kane, District of Columbia

Catherine Sandoval, California 

Ryan Palmer, Division Chief, FCC Telecommunications Access Policy Division

Michelle Garber, Vice President, Lifeline division of USAC

Kevin G. Rupy, Vice President, Law & Policy, USTelecom

Tony Shepherd,  Chief Executive Officer, Choice Communications

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief Alison Kutler
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Committee on Telecommunications Business Meeting

Chairman: Hon. Chris Nelson, South Dakota

Co-Vice Chairs:
Hon. Catherine Sandoval, California

Hon. Paul Kjellander, Idaho