Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019 • Renaissance Washington Hotel • Washington, D.C.

Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Renaissance East

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Telecom Staff Closed Session

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Broadband - Where's the Money?

The Congress, FCC, State Commissions, NTIA, RUS, State Broadband offices, Governor’s offices, and State Legislatures are all focused on solving the problem of the nation’s broadband gap. Literally, billions have been spent and billions more are available across the Federal, State and Local levels. What do state regulators need to know in order to work in with the policy makers and their programs to assemble a comprehensive strategy to achieve sustainable universal access to broadband?

Moderator:  Teresa Ferguson, Colorado


Carol Mattey, Principal, Mattey Consulting LLC

Sarah Tyree, Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, CoBank

Brian O'Hara, Senior Director Regulatory Issues - Telecom & Broadband, NRECA

Joseph Gillan, Economist, Gillan Associates

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Resolution Introduction & Industry Input

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Telecom Jeopardy

Subcommittee on Education and Research

12:00-3:00 p.m. • Meeting Room 2

(Portions of this meeting are closed.)

12:00 p.m.

Closed Executive Session

1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Hon. John (Butch) Howard, Subcommittee Chair, South Carolina

1:35 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

1:40 p.m.

School Education

Hon. Harold Gray, Delaware

1:50 p.m.

NARUC Domestic Grants and Research Update

Danielle Byrnett, Director of Domestic Grants and Research, NARUC

2:00 p.m.

NRRI Update

Carl Pechman, Executive Director

2:10 p.m.

ICER and Other Matters

Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC

2:20 p.m.

Update on Subcommittee Projects

  • New Commissioner Regulatory Orientation
  • Summer Internships
  • Applications for Consideration

Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC

2:40 p.m.

Update on Staff Subcommittee Projects

  • Survey(s) on training needs
  • Scholarships
  • Recommended changes to scholarship cover letter

Patti Lucarelli, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Education and Research, Rhode Island

2:50 p.m.

New Business

3:00 p.m.


Executive Committee

3:00-5:00 p.m.