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Open Commission Meeting - June 2008

June 12, 2008, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

Public Hearing on Early Termination Fees (served as June Open Commission Meeting)


Statements and Presentations

FCC Commissioners


Testimony of Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator, Minnesota


Panel Discussion 1 - Early Termination Fees: Consumer and Industry Practices and Perspectives

  • Anne C. BoyleChair, Nebraska Public Service Commission
  • Daniel L. BrennerSenior Vice President, Law & Regulatory Policy, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • Thomas W. HazlettProfessor of Law & Economics, George Mason University School of Law
  • Larry S. LandisCommissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
  • John F. MurphySenior Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, The DIRECTV Group
  • Patrick PearlmanDeputy Consumer Advocate, West Virginia Public Service Commission, appearing on behalf of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA)
  • Harold SchroerIndividual Consumer
  • Lee L. Selwyn, Ph.DPresident and Founder, Economics and Technology Inc.
  • Thomas J. TaukeExecutive Vice President – Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon Communications
  • Molly WhiteIndividual Consumer


Panel Discussion 2 - Legal Implications

  • Seamus C. DuffyPartner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Pamela GilbertPartner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP, Washington, D.C. Counsel, Cellphone Early Termination Fee Cases pending in Superior Court in Alameda County, California
  • Christopher Guttman-McCabeVice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA
  • Chris MurraySenior Counsel, Consumers Union
  • Alan R. PlutzikAttorney, Bransom, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser, LLP, Counsel of Record for Wireless Consumers Alliance in FCC Docket Nos. 05-193 and 05-194
  • Christopher J. WrightPartner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP


Related Documents

  • 6/10/08 - FCC Announces Witness List and Further Details of Public Hearing on Early Termination Fees. News Release.
  • 6/5/08 - FCC to Hold Public Hearing and Open Commission Meeting Thursday, June 12, 2008. Public Notice.



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