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FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA AND PANELISTS FOR DEC. 21 BROADBAND FIELD HEARING ON SMALL BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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Released: December 18, 2009

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Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

December 18, 2009
Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
Email: mark.wigfield@fcc.gov

FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA AND PANELISTS FOR DEC. 21 BROADBAND FIELD

HEARING ON SMALL BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

AGENDA:

1:30 p.m.

Introduction by Erik Garr, General Manager, National Broadband
Taskforce

1:35 p.m.

Opening Remarks from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

1:40 p.m.

Panel 1: Small Businesses Needs

·
James Geiger, CEO, CBeyond
·
Matthew Guilford, Program Manager, Department of Innovation and
Technology, City of Chicago
·
Marianne Markowitz, Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration
·
Roberto Cornelio, COO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
·
Norma Reyes, Commissioner, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer
Protection, City of Chicago
2:40 p.m.

Panel 2: Broadband and Small Business

·
Ed Scanlan, CEO, Total Attorneys
· Jay Sharman, CEO, TeamWorks Media
· Craig Shields, President, Graymills
· Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director, Kartemquin Films
· Ivy Walker, CEO, World Health Imaging, Telemedicine and Informatics
Alliance

WHAT:

FCC Broadband Field Hearing on Small Business

WHEN:

Monday December 21, 2009, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

WHERE:

Gleacher Center, University of Chicago
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611

ONLINE:

http://www.fcc.gov/live/

The Federal Communications Commission is convening a series of hearings to promote an open
dialogue with the public on the development of a National Broadband Plan. The American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the FCC to submit a National Broadband Plan
to Congress by February 17, 2010 that addresses broadband deployment, adoption, affordability,
and the use of broadband to advance solutions to national priorities, including health care,
education, energy, public safety, job creation, investment, and others.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a
description of the accommodation you will need with as much detail as possible. Also include a
way we can contact you if we need more information. Please provide as much advance notice as
possible; last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to
fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice),
202-418-0432 (TTY).
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Updates about the Federal Communications Commission’s development of the National
Broadband Plan can be found at www.broadband.gov. You can also follow us on Twitter at
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