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Notice of First Technology Transitions Policy Task Force Workshop.

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Released: March 11, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

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445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 13-383

March 11, 2013



GN Docket No. 13-5

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides a more detailed agenda for the

workshop scheduled for March 18, 2013, in Washington, DC. This event is the first in a planned series of

workshops to analyze technology transitions-- from narrowband to broadband; from time-division

multiplexing (TDM) to Internet Protocol (IP); from copper to fiber; from only wireline services to greater

use of wireless --and their implications for modernizing Commission policy.1

The workshop information is as follows:


March 18, 2013


9:30 am – 4:00 pm (EST)


Commission Meeting Room

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street, SW

Washington, DC 20554

9:30 am-10:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00 am–11:30 am

Technological Capabilities This panel will discuss the

technological capabilities of wireless and wireline

(copper, fiber and coax) technologies today and in the


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Lunch Break

1 This workshop was previously announced in a Public Notice, DA 13-192 (Feb. 12, 2013). At that time, it was unclear whether

the workshop would be a “meeting” of the Commission. 47 C.F.R. § 0.601(b). As such, that public notice was not published in

the Federal Register. See id. at 0.605(b). This Public Notice shall serve as notice that a quorum of Commissioners may be

present at the workshop, in compliance with Part 0, Subpart F of the Commission’s rules.



12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Usage and Adoption This panel will examine the

adoption and use of various technologies across the

diverse demographics of our nation.

2:00 pm–2:30 pm


2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Network Evolution This panel will examine the

timing of the technological transition for different

wireline and wireless networks as well as examine

drivers for the timing of the technology transition.

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 as much advance

notice as possible; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

We also take this opportunity to remind the public that presentations to decision-making

personnel that go to the merits of the Commission’s pending permit-but-disclose proceeding in GN

Docket No. 13-5 regarding the work of the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force, see Ex Parte

Meetings with the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force, Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 105 (2013),

must comply with the Commission’s ex parte rules, see, e.g., 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200 et seq. Interested parties

are also invited to submit written comments in this public docket.

Attendance - This Workshop is open to the public. In order to ensure space availability and expedite the

security check-in process, please submit name and company affiliation ahead of time by sending an email

to All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start

of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process.

Lunch: Attendees may pre-order lunch, to be picked up by FCC staff, from the Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

To place your order online, go to: and follow these


Which Shop?, enter the FCC’s address at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC, and then select

the Potbelly Shop located at 1240 Maryland Ave, SW Washington

Carryout or Delivery?: Carryout

Pickup Date?: March 18, 2013

Pickup Time?: 10:30 am

Make your lunch and beverage selections

Who is this Item for?: First and last name followed by “FCC,” i.e., John Smith FCC

Contact Information: Complete your contact information and after your last name, include “-


Credit Card Information: Provide your credit card information and submit your order.



Webcast - To view the webcast, go to on the day of the event. Viewers may submit

questions by e-mail to

Website – Updates to the agenda, as well as panelist materials will be available on the workshop’s

website at

For additional information about the meeting, please contact Rebekah Goodheart, Deputy

Director, Technology Transitions Policy Task Force, at (202) 418-1438 or



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