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FCC TO RELEASE ASIAN LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS OF NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN SUMMARY AT LOS ANGELES FORUM FOR ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

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Released: August 25, 2010

ADVISORY
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:
August 24, 2010
Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253
Email: mark.wigfield@fcc.gov

FCC TO RELEASE ASIAN LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS OF NATIONAL

BROADBAND PLAN SUMMARY AT LOS ANGELES FORUM FOR ASIAN

AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

Washington, D.C

. – The Federal Communications Commission will be releasing translations to
six Asian languages of the executive summary of its National Broadband Plan at a forum in Los
Angeles on Broadband and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. These
translations will assist in the FCC’s efforts to raise awareness of broadband and its ability to help
all Americans find jobs, get an education, and connect with their communities. The translations
will be in Chinese (Simplified), Samoan, Tagalog, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.
A Consumer Awareness Fair will immediately follow the forum and will run through 2 p.m.
PDT.

WHO

: Phoebe Yang, Senior Advisor to the Chairman on Broadband (FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski)
Rachelle Chong, Special Counsel for the California Chief Information Officer (CIO Teri
Takai)
Lester Wong, Senior Advisor to California Public Utility Commission President Michael
R. Peevey
California Asian Chamber of Commerce

WHAT

: Forum on Broadband and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

WHEN:

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m. PDT.

WHERE

: The Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA
90012.
The Consumer Awareness Fair will provide useful information on telecommunications, natural
gas, and electric utility services, including information about California LifeLine and CARE,
discount phone and energy programs for low income consumers; and information on utility
programs and equipment for persons with disabilities. Representatives from TEAM --
Telecommunications Education and Assistance in Multiple-languages, which provides
telecommunications education, outreach, and complaint resolution services to limited English
proficient consumers through community-based operations -- will be on hand to answer

questions about utility services and bills. Utility and phone company representatives will also be
on hand to explain consumer services.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please
include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests
must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more
information. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail to
fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice),
202-418-0432 (TTY). Other language interpreters will be available at the Consumer Awareness
Fair. If you need interpreters at the Broadband Forum, please contact the CPUC Public
Advisor’s Office by August 26, 2010, by e-mailing public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or calling 415-
703-2074.
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