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State and Local Government Webinar

June 18, 2013, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Commission Meeting Room, FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street SW, Washington D.C. 20554

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) is hosting a special series of interactive outreach webinars designed to share vital information about Commission actions and priorities and improve federal/state dialogue and information sharing. The FCC is seeking a two-way dialogue on key events and issues related to telecommunications that will help educate all parties and foster partnership opportunities with state and local governments and their organizations.



1:00 – 1:05 p.m.—Opening Remarks, Moderator
  • Gregory Vadas, Chief, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
1:05 – 1:25 p.m.—FCC Technology Transitions Policy Task Force
  • Patrick Halley, Acting Deputy Director, Technology Transitions Policy Task Force
1:25 – 2:45 p.m.—Lifeline Program
  • Jonathan Lechter, Attorney, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau
1:45 – 2:05 p.m.—Rural Health Care
  • Mark Walker, Attorney, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau
2:05 – 2:15 p.m.—Break
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.—Cramming
  • John B. Adams, Acting Deputy Chief, Policy Division, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
  • Eric J. Bash, Associate Bureau Chief, Enforcement Bureau
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.—Next Generation 911/Text to 911 - Public Outreach and Education
  • Timothy May, Senior Analyst, Policy & Licensing Division, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
  • Cheryl King, Associate Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
  • Suzy Rosen Singleton, Attorney, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.—Network Reliability
  • Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
3:15 – 3:25 p.m.—Break
3:25 – 3:45 p.m.—Incentive Auctions Update
  • Rebecca Hanson, Senior Advisor, Media Bureau
3:45 – 4:05 p.m.—Update on Infrastructure Issues
  • Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

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