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About CAC

The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of all consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page. Members of the public may address the Committee or may send written comments to: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Meetings are sign language interpreted with real-time transcription and assistive listening devices available. Meeting agendas and handout materials are provided in accessible formats.

Attend in person/Location - 445 12th St, S.W. Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554

CAC7 2012-2014

Meetings 2012-2014

July 25, 2014

May 19, 2014

March 28, 2014

December 16, 2013

August 2, 2013

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released July 3, 2013)

April 26, 2013

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released April 1, 2013)

Past Committee Archives

CAC6 2010-2012

  • Public Notice: Announcement of Appointment of Members, Designation of Chairperson, and Date of Meeting (released 07/20/11): Word | Acrobat
  • Public Notice: Announcement of Rechartering and Solicitation of Members for Consumer Advisory Committee (released 01/11/11): Word | Acrobat
  • Charter 2010-2012: Word | Acrobat
  • Roster 2010-2012: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendations 2010-2012

Meetings 2010-2012

November 2, 2012

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released October 11, 2012)

September 21, 2012

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released August 24, 2012)

June 15, 2012

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released May 17, 2012)

February 24, 2012

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released January 31, 2012)

  • Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda: Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript of the February 24, 2012 Meeting: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding the Use of Broadband.gov to Track Implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP): Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding the Remote Areas Fund: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding The National EAS Test: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding Continued Federal Funding of Public Broadcasting: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding the Universal Service Fund Lifeline Program: Word | Acrobat

November 4, 2011

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released October 13, 2011)

  • Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding Universal Service Fund: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding Continued Federal Funding of Public Broadcasting: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding the National EAS Test: Word | Acrobat

September 27, 2011

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released September 6, 2011)

August 17, 2011

Announcement of Appointment of Members, Designation of Chairperson, and Date of Meeting of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released July 20, 2011)

Technical Working Group on Digital Closed Caption and Video Description Issues

  • Progress Report of Technical Working Group on Closed Captioning and Video Description December 4, 2009.
  • Transcript of the May 18, 2009 meeting of the DCCVD Working Group: Word | Acrobat
  • Reports and Documents
    • Public Notice Announcing the Establishment of the Technical Working Group to Study Closed Captioning and Video Description Issues (DCCVD); Appointment of Members and Agenda of First Meeting (Released May 1, 2009): Word | Acrobat
    • Statement of Acting Chairman Copps Regarding the DCCVD Working Group: Word | Acrobat
  • For further information regarding the DCCVD Working Group, contact: Michael Jacobs, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Room 5-C737, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. Phone: 202-418-2859 (voice) or 202-418-8233 (TTY); Email: Michael.Jacobs@fcc.gov.

CAC5 2008-2010

  • Public Notice Announcing Appointment of the National Consumers League to Consumer Advisory Committee (released 06/05/09): Word | Acrobat
  • Public Notice Announcing Rechartering & Reappointment of Members and Chairperson (released 12/30/08): Word | Acrobat
  • Charter 2008-2010: Word | Acrobat
  • Roster 2008-2010 (Includes Full Committee Roster): Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendations 2008-2010
  • Working Groups/Subcommittee Roster 2008-2010: Word | Acrobat | Text
  • Consumer Information Disclosure Task Force Membership List: Word | Acrobat

Meetings 2008-2010

November 10, 2010

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released October 7, 2010)

August 4, 2010

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released July 6, 2010)

June 30, 2010

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released June 4, 2010)

March 19, 2010

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released February 25, 2010)

February 12, 2010

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released January 22, 2010)

December 4, 2009

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released November 13, 2009)

September 10, 2009

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee. (Released August 24, 2009)

March 4, 2009

  • Public Notice Announcing March 4, 2009 Teleconference Meeting (Released February 9, 2009): Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript March 4, 2009 Teleconference Meeting: Word | Acrobat

January 30, 2009

  • Public Notice Announcing Appointment of Members (Released December 30, 2008): Word | Acrobat
  • Public Notice Announcing January 30, 2009 Meeting (Released January 9, 2009): Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda January 30, 2009 Meeting: Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript January 30, 2009 Meeting: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation on DTV Closed Captioning and Video Description: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding DTV Transition: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding DTV Consumer Forum: Word | Acrobat

CAC4 2006-2008

Meetings 2006-2008

November 14, 2008

  • Public Notice (Released October 22, 2008): Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda: Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Supporting Petition of ACB for Rulemaking Re Access to Emergency Televised Information: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendations Regarding DTV Transition (Additional Recommendations): Word | Acrobat

June 27, 2008

  • Public Notice (Released June 4, 2008): Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda: Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript: Text
  • Recommendation Regarding Access to Televised Emergency Information by People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding Broadband and Universal Service: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding DTV Captioning: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding Development of Feature Checklist for Coupon Eligible Converter Boxes: Word | Acrobat

April 4, 2008

November 2, 2007

September 27, 2007

August 10, 2007

CAC3 2004-2006

Meetings 2004-2006

November 3, 2006

  • Public Notice (Released October 12, 2006): Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda: Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript: Word | Acrobat
  • Report and Recommendations of Disability Access Working Group: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation on Emergency Alerts and Crisis Telecommunications: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Urging FCC to Adopt Use of RSS News Syndication Technology: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendations on Media Ownership Rules: Word | Acrobat
  • Further Recommendation Regarding 2006 Quadrenial Regulatory Review of the Commission’s Media Ownership Rules: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation on Improving the Effectiveness, Relevance, and Visibility of the Consumer Advisory Committee: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Addressing E911 Access Issues for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation to Approve IP Captioned Telephone as Eligible for Reimbursement from the Interstate TRS Fund: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Concerning the Reimbursement Rate for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS): Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Supporting Speech to Speech Petition Filed by Dr. Bob Segalman and Rebecca Ladew: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding General Principles of Implementation for Universal Service Reform: Word | Acrobat 

July 21, 2006

  • Public Notice (Released June 16, 2006): Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda: Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript: Text
  • Recommendation: Questions for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Captioned Telephone Relay Service: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation Regarding 2006 Biennial Regulatory Review of the Commission’s Media Ownership Rules: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation on Consumer Outreach: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation: Role of Interstate TRS Fund Advisory Council: Word | Acrobat 

April 7, 2006

  • Public Notice (Released March 14, 2006): Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda: Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript: Text
  • Recommendation: Proceeding Regarding Captioned Telephone Service: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation: Determine Capabilities of Subsidized Converter Boxes: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation: FCC Certification of VRS and Internet Relay Providers: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation: References to Sign Language in FCC Rules and Order: Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation: Support of Petition for Rulemaking Filed by Rebecca Ladew: Word | Acrobat

November 18, 2005

June 10, 2005

CAC2 2002-2004

Meetings 2002-2004

November 19, 2004

June 18, 2004

March 26, 2004

November 20, 2003

  • Public Notice (Released October 21, 2003): Word | Acrobat
  • Agenda: (N/A)
  • Transcript (Part 1: Plenary Session): Word | Acrobat
  • Transcript (Part 2: TRS Working Group Breakout Session): Word | Acrobat
  • Recommendation on the Consumer Complaint Process: Word | Acrobat

July 11, 2003

April 25, 2003

CAC1 [also known as CD/TAC] 2000-2002

Meetings 2000-2002

November 8, 2002

June 28, 2002

March 15, 2002

November 30, 2001

August 6, 2001

March 26, 2001

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