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March 7, 2014
FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR MARCH 19 RURAL BROADBAND WORKSHOP
GN Docket No. 13-5
WC Docket No. 10-90The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides an initial agenda and panelist
AGENDA9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Chairman Wheeler9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Panel 1: Broadband Needs, Challenges and Opportunities in Rural AmericaThis panel will discuss the critical need for high-speed broadband in rural areas
Commissioner Mignon ClyburnPanelists:
Jeff Fastnacht, Superintendent, Ellendale School, Ellendale, ND
Charles Fluharty, President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute
Brian Kelley, CEO, Ag Technologies
Thomas F. Klobucar, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of Rural Health, U.S.
Linda Lord, Maine State Librarian
Don Means, Coordinator, Gigabit Libraries Network
Panel 2: Rural Broadband Buildout - Effective Strategies & Lessons
Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
Will Aycock, General Manager, Greenlight Community Broadband, City of
Michael Cook, Senior Vice President, North America Division, Hughes Network
Jimmy Copeland, Director of Special Projects, Troy Cablevision, Inc.
Cecil Lara, Director Network Planning, AT&T
Denny Law, General Manager/CEO, Golden West Telecommunications
Ben Moncrief, Director, Government Relations, C Spire
Alex Phillips, CEO, Highspeedlink.net
Lunch Break1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Panel 3: State Strategies to Meet the Rural Broadband Challenge
Ben Dobbs, Deputy Director, Massachusetts Broadband Institute (invited)
David Salway, Director, New York State Broadband Program Office
Catherine Sandoval, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Lori Sorenson, Chief Operating Officer, Bureau of Communications &
Ray Timothy, Ph.D., CEO/Executive Director, Utah Education Network
Attendance- This Workshop is open to the public. All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30
Webcast- To view the webcast, go to www.fcc.gov/live  on the day of the event. Viewers may submit
Website –Updates to the agenda, as well as panelist materials will be available on the workshop’s
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