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Further Details on Agenda for July 9 Inmate Calling Services Workshop

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Released: June 27, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-938

Released: June 27, 2014

FCC PROVIDES FURTHER DETAILS ON AGENDA FOR

JULY 9 WORKSHOP ON INMATE CALLING SERVICES

WC Docket No. 12-375

The preliminary agenda for the FCC’s July 9 workshop to examine and analyze policy issues

related to Inmate Calling Services (ICS) will include four panel discussions, as follows:

Opening Remarks (9:30 AM)

Chairman Tom Wheeler; Commissioner Mignon Clyburn;

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Panel 1

Impact of FCC Reform and Potential Need for Additional

Reform – This panel will address the impact of reforms since the

2013 ICS Report and Order and FNPRM, the benefits to consumers,

and the potential need for additional FCC and/or state reforms.

Panel 2

Understanding the Provision of ICS in Different Facilities – This

panel will focus on understanding the primary cost drivers of

providing ICS in different types of correctional facilities.

Lunch Break

Panel 3

Ancillary Charges – This panel will discuss ancillary charges, the

types, rates, whether new charges have occurred since the 2013

Order, and potential reforms to limit these charges.

Panel 4

New Technologies – This panel will consider new and emerging

forms of communications in correctional settings beyond the

traditional wireline telephone call.

Closing Remarks (4:30 PM)

Additional details concerning the workshop agenda and panelists will be forthcoming.

Attendance - This workshop is open to the public and will be held in the Commission meeting room, 445

12th St. SW, Washington, DC 20554. Attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to

the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process.

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Webcast - To view a Webcast of the workshop, go to www.fcc.gov/live on the day of the event. Viewers

may submit questions by e-mail to livequestions@fcc.gov.

Website - Updates to the workshop agenda will be available on the workshop’s Website at

http://www.fcc.gov/events/workshop-further-reform-inmate-calling-services.

The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will

be limited to seating availability. The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the

meeting over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. Open captioning will be

provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon

request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by

calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty).

Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and a way the FCC can

contact you if it needs more information. Please make your request as early as possible; last-minute

requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill.

We also take this opportunity to remind the public that presentations to decision-making

personnel that go to the merits of the Commission’s pending permit-but-disclose proceeding in Rates for

Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Report and Order and Further Notice of

Proposed Rulemaking, 28 FCC Rcd 14107 (2013) (ICS Report and Order and FNPRM), must comply

with the Commission’s ex parte rules. See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200 et seq. Interested parties are also invited

to submit written ex parte presentations in this public docket.

For additional information about the workshop, please contact Gregory Haledjian of the Wireline

Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1520 or gregory.haledjian@fcc.gov. For media inquiries, contact Mark

Wigfield, 202-418-0253, or mark.wigfield@fcc.gov.

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