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Released: June 19, 2014


Federal Communications Commission

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445 12th St., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20554


Released: June 19, 2014



By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) announces the next

meeting date, time, and agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee (hereinafter “Committee”).


The Committee was established in November 2000 to make recommendations to the Commission

regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of

consumers (including people with disabilities and underserved populations, such as Native Americans and

persons living in rural areas) in proceedings before the Commission. The Committee is presently in its

seventh two-year term.

Issues or questions to be considered by the CAC may include, but are not limited to, the following topic


Consumer protection and education;

Implementation of Commission rules and consumer participation in the FCC rulemaking


Access by people with disabilities; and

Impact of new and emerging technologies.

The Committee is organized under, and operates in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal

Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (1988). Each meeting of the Committee is open to the public.

A notice of each meeting will be published in the Federal Register at least fifteen (15) days prior to each

meeting. Records will be maintained of each meeting and made available for public inspection.


The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

at the Commission’s headquarters building, Commission Meeting Room, Room TW-C305, 445 12th

Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554.

At its July 25, 2014 meeting, the Committee is expected to consider a recommendation from its Universal


Service Working Group concerning interagency coordination relative to the Lifeline program and

broadband adoption. The Committee’s Consumer Protection Working Group is also expected to present

for consideration a recommendation regarding stolen mobile devices. The Committee may also consider

other recommendations from its working groups, and may receive briefings from FCC staff and outside

speakers on matters of interest to the Committee. A limited amount of time will be available on the

agenda for comments from the public. The public may ask questions of presenters via the email address or via Twitter using the hashtag #fcclive. In addition, the public may also follow

the meeting on Twitter @fcc or via the Commission’s Facebook page at

Alternatively, members of the public may send written comments to: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal

Officer of the Committee at the address provided below.

The meeting is open to the public, and the site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other

mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, assistive listening devices, and Braille copies

of the agenda and committee roster will be provided on site. Meetings of the Committee are also

broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at

Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.

The request

should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information.


provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be

possible to fill.

To request an accommodation, send an email to or call the Consumer

and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

For further information about the Committee, contact: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer,

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Room 3-A633, 445

12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20554; phone: 202-418-2809 (voice or Relay); email:

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