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FCC TO HOLD DEC. 21 FIELD HEARING AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ON BROADBAND & SMALL BUSINESS

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Released: December 14, 2009

NEWS
Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th Street, S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D. C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

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 14, 2009
Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
Email: mark.wigfield@fcc.gov

FCC TO HOLD DEC. 21 FIELD HEARING AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ON

BROADBAND & SMALL BUSINESS

The Federal Communications Commission will hold a field hearing at the University of
Chicago’s Booth School of Business focusing on how broadband technology can help small
businesses spur growth and reach new markets. The public is encouraged to attend and
participate. The agenda will be announced shortly.

WHAT:

FCC Broadband Field Hearing on Small Business

WHEN:

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

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).
-FCC-
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
http://twitter.com/FCC.

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