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FCC Announces First Superstorm Sandy Field Hearing Date and Locations

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Released: January 8, 2013



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DA 13-19

Released: January 8, 2013



In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Federal Communications Chairman Julius
Genachowski announced plans to convene a series of field hearings to examine challenges to the
nation’s communications networks during natural disasters and in other times of crisis.
The first hearing will facilitate a wider national dialogue about the resiliency of
communications networks by focusing on the impact of Superstorm Sandy, and help inform
recommendations and actions to strengthen wired and wireless networks in the face of such
large-scale emergencies.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time and

Morning Session


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House
1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
New York, NY 10004

Afternoon Session
2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Stevens Institute of Technology
Babbio Center
River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Further details about the participants and specific issues to be discussed at this field
hearing will be provided in a subsequent Public Notice.
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 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 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. In addition, please include a
way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information. Please allow at least five days’
advance notice; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
For additional information about the meeting, please contact Gene Fullano, Associate
Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0492 or
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