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Released: September 25, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

FCC 12-115

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced
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CC Docket No. 99-294
Telecommunications Services
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ORDER

Adopted: September 24, 2012

Released: September 25, 2012

By the Commission:
1. By this order, and pursuant to section 410(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended (Communications Act), we hereby fill two vacancies on the Federal-State Joint Conference on
Advanced Services (Joint Conference).1 The Joint Conference was convened in 1999 as part of the
Commission’s ongoing efforts to ensure that advanced services are deployed as rapidly as possible to all
Americans, and it serves as a forum for an ongoing dialogue among the Commission, state regulators, and
local and regional entities regarding the deployment of advanced telecommunications capabilities.2 The
Joint Conference comprises representatives from state public utility commissions and from the Federal
Communications Commission.3
2. Pursuant to section 410(b) of the Communications Act, the Commission hereby appoints the
Honorable Swati Dandekar, Board Member, Iowa Utilities Board, and the Honorable Stephen Michael
Bloom, Commissioner, Oregon Public Utility Commission, to serve on the Joint Conference.4 These two
appointments fill the positions vacated by Robert Clayton, former Chairman of the Missouri Public
Service Commission, and Vendean Vafiades, former Commissioner of the Maine Public Utilities
Commission. The Commission gratefully acknowledges the important contributions of these individuals
to the work of the Joint Conference.


1 47 U.S.C. § 410(b); Letter from James Bradford Ramsay, General Counsel, National Association of Regulatory
Utility Commissioners, to Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, CC Docket No.
99-294 (dated August 20, 2012) (Nomination Letter).
2 See Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services, CC Docket No. 99-294, Order, 14
FCC Rcd 17622, para. 3 (1999).
3 See id. at 17625, para. 9; Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services, CC Docket
No. 99-294, Order, 18 FCC Rcd 27065, 27066, para. 5 (2003) (increasing the number of state commission
representatives on the Joint Conference from five to seven).
4 47 U.S.C. § 410(b); Nomination Letter at 1.

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3. Henceforth, a copy of all filings in this proceeding shall be served on Board Member
Dandekar and Commissioner Bloom at the following addresses:
The Honorable Swati Dandekar, Board Member
Iowa Utilities Board
1375 E. Court Avenue, Room 69
Des Moines, IA 50319-0069
The Honorable Stephen Michael Bloom, Commissioner
Oregon Public Utility Commission
550 Capitol Street NE Ste 215
PO Box 2148
Salem, OR 97308-2148
4. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to section 410(b) of the Communications Act
of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 410(b), this order IS ADOPTED.
5. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to sections 1.103(a) and 1.4(b)(2) of the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.103(a), 1.4(b)(2), this order SHALL BE EFFECTIVE upon release.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Marlene H. Dortch
Secretary
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