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Public Notice Announcing Next Meeting of Consumer Advisor Committee

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Released: August 24, 2012


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 12-1400

Released: August 24, 2012



By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) announces the meeting
date, time, and agenda of the next meeting of its Consumer Advisory Committee (“Committee”).


The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012, from 2:00 P.M. to
4:00 P.M. in the Commission’s Meeting Room, TW-C305, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.
At its September 21, 2012 meeting, it is expected that the Committee will consider one recommendation
from its Broadband Working Group regarding broadband adoption; two recommendations from the
Committee’s Consumer Empowerment Group regarding text spamming and third party wireless
shutdowns; two recommendations from the Universal Service Working Group regarding Lifeline outreach
and affordable calling from prisons; and one recommendation from the Consumer Complaints Task Force
regarding the Commission’s telephone IVR and web complaint systems. The Committee may also
consider other recommendations from its working groups, and may also receive briefings from FCC staff
and outside speakers on matters of interest to the Committee. A limited amount of time will be available
on the agenda for questions and comments from the public.
Meetings of the Committee are also broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC
Live web page at
The public may ask questions of presenters via email at, or via Twitter using the
hashtag #fcclive. In addition, the public may also follow the meeting on Twitter @fcc or via the
Commission’s Facebook page at Alternatively, written comments to the
Committee may be sent to: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee, at the address
provided below.


The Commission first established the Committee in November 2000 for the purpose of making
recommendations regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission, and to facilitate
the participation of consumers, including people with disabilities, and underserved populations, such as
Native Americans and persons living in rural areas, in proceedings before the Commission.
The Committee is organized under, and operates in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal

Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (1988). Each meeting of the Committee is open to the public.
A notice of each meeting will be published in the Federal Register at least fifteen (15) days prior to each
meeting. Records will be maintained of each meeting and made available for public inspection.
The meeting is open to the public and the site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other
mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, assistive listening devices, and Braille copies
of the agenda and handouts will be provided on site.
Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. The request
should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information. Please
provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be
possible to fill. To request an accommodation, send an email to or call the Consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For further information about the Committee, contact: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer,
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Room 3-A633, 445
12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554; phone: 202-418-2809 (voice or TTY); email:
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