Saturday, November 16
Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Republic (2nd Floor)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
New Members Introduction
State Issues Roundtable
Planning for February
|10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.||Networking Break|
|10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||
Panel I: Mapping
The FCC recently issued a Notice on the issue of mapping. Some parties have provided suggestions for what they think can work and be accomplished in a short time period, hopefully to be used with the upcoming RuDOF proposal. Panelists will address the mapping issues and solutions.
Joe Tiernan, Massachusetts DTE
Ross Lieberman, Brian Hurley, Esq., American Cable Association,
Brent Legg, Connected Nation
Louis Peraertz, Vice President of Policy, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
|12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||
Panel II: Federal USF: Contribution Reform
The FCC has been urged for some time now to address the issue of supporting the federal USF. Those calls have increased as the assessment on interstate telecommunications revenues has increased, now upwards of 20%. The panelists will address the issue of funding the USF.
Cary Hinton, DC Public Service Commission
Dr. Robert Loube, Vice President, Rolka Loube
Labros Pilalis, Pa. PUC, Joint Board Staff Member
Pamela Sherwood Hollick, Assistant General Counsel, CenturyLink
|2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||
Panel III: State USFs: Transformation and Change
Many states have telecommunications and, increasingly, broadband universal service programs focused on availability (is it there) and affordability (are consumers able to purchase it). The panel will discuss current state USF programs and, as appropriate, their relationship to the federal USF based on cooperative federalism.
Sherry Lichtenberg, NRRI
Ben Aron, CTIA
Mike Ripperger, New Mexico PRC
Tim Kunkleman, Director, Government Affairs, CenturyLink
Weldon Gray, CEO, Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
|3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Networking Break|
|4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Resolutions: Introduction, Discussion and Input|
Subcommittee on Education and Research
12:00–3:00 p.m. • Bonham C (3rd Floor)
Closed 12 - 1:30