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FCC Announces Further Details for Post-Superstorm Sandy Field Hearings

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Released: January 29, 2013

Meeting Agenda
A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information (202) 418-0500

445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554

January 29, 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

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) 4180530
(voice), (202) 4180432 (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.

To the extent it applies, the Commission is waiving the sunshine period prohibition contained in
Section 1.1203 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.1203. The sunshine period prohibition
will not be deemed to be triggered by the release of this Sunshine Agenda.
We also take this opportunity to remind the public that presentations to decision-making
personnel--including those that address network reliability and resiliency in the wake of
Superstorm Sandy--that go to the merits or outcome of the Commission's pending permit-but-
disclose proceeding regarding network reliability and resiliency, see Reliability and Continuity of
Communications Networks, Including Broadband Technologies
, Notice of Inquiry, 26 FCC Rcd
5614 (2011), must comply with the Commission's ex parte rules, see, e.g., 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et
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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