FCC Announces Final Agenda for March 19 Rural Broadband Workshop
Federal Communications Commission
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March 18, 2014
FCC ANNOUNCES FINAL AGENDA FOR MARCH 19 RURAL BROADBAND WORKSHOP
GN Docket No. 13-5
WC Docket No. 10-90
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides a final agenda for the Rural
Broadband workshop scheduled for March 19, 2014 in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445
12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20554.
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tom Wheeler, Chairman, FCC
John Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA
9:30 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
for individual consumers, businesses, and community anchor organizations. The
panel will focus on the specific impact that access to broadband has on
education, healthcare, and economic development.
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
Steve Rosenberg, Chief Data Officer, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
Dr. Peter Stenberg, Senior Economist, USDA-Economic Research Service
Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Linda Lord, Maine State Librarian
Don Means, Coordinator, Gigabit Libraries Network
Peter Morris, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, National Congress of
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Rural Broadband Buildout - Effective Strategies & Lessons
This panel will examine issues that incentivize different types of providers
to deploy broadband in rural communities, factors that determine the type
of technology deployed, and the current and future capabilities of different
Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
Jonathan Chambers, Chief, Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis,
Carol Mattey, Deputy Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
Alex Minard, Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
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.
Randy Klindt, General Manager, Co-Mo Comm, Inc. (a subsidiary of Co-Mo
Electric Cooperative, 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
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Panel 3: State Strategies to Meet the Rural Broadband Challenge
the availability and adoption of broadband in rural communities.
Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technology and Energy
Kim Scardino, Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau, FCC
David Salway, Director, New York State Broadband Program Office
Catherine Sandoval, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Lori Sorenson, Chief Operating Officer, Bureau of Communications &
Computer Services, Illinois Central Management Services
Ray Timothy, Ph.D., CEO/Executive Director, Utah Education Network
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 athttps://www.fcc.gov/live"> https://www.fcc.gov/live. Open captioning will be
provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon
request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you
if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be
accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
Attendance- This Workshop is open to the public. All attendees are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes
prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process.
Webcast - To view the webcast, go thttps://www.fcc.gov/live">o www.fcc.gov/live on the day of the event. Viewers may submit
questions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or via Twitter at #FCCRuralBroadband.
Website – Updates to the agenda, as well as panelist materials, will be available on the workshop’s
website athttps://webmail.fcc.gov/owa/redir.aspx?C=2e0fdad98ee040b9a95fe477ef09ff9e&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fcc.gov%2fevents%2frural-broadband-workshop"> https://www.fcc.gov/events/rural-broadband-workshop.
For additional information about the workshop, please contact Patrick Halley at 202-418-7550, or
via e-mail at Patrick.Halley@fcc.gov.
- For additional information about the workshop, please contact Patrick Halley at 202-418-7550, or via e-mail at Patrick.Halley@fcc.gov.
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