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FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Released: January 24, 2012

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 24, 2012



The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subject listed
below on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in
Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.







Lifeline and Link Up Reform and


Modernization (WC Docket No. 11-42); Federal-State
Joint Board on Universal Service (CC Docket No. 96-
45) and Lifeline and Link Up (WC Docket No. 03-109)


The Commission will consider a Report
and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
to comprehensively reform the Lifeline program to
ensure universal availability of communications services
to low-income Americans while minimizing the
universal service contribution burden, including by
eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse; strengthening
program oversight and administration; and modernizing
Lifeline to support broadband adoption.
The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign
language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site.
Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. In
your request, include a description of the accommodation you will need and a way we can
contact you if we need more information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be
impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to: or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack, Office
of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322. Audio/Video coverage of the
*The summaries listed in this notice are intended for the use of the
public attending open Commission meetings. Information not
summarized may also be considered at such meetings. Consequently
these summaries should not be interpreted to limit the Commission's
authority to consider any relevant information.

meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web
page at
For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason University's Capitol Connection.
The Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these
services call (703) 993-3100 or go to
Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC's duplicating
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 488-5300; Fax (202) 488-5563; TTY (202) 488-
5562. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, including large
print/type; digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be reached
by e-mail at

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