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On September 15, the FCC released a Public Notice to announce the agenda for the Technology Transitions Information Session on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 1-2 p.m.  at the FCC headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554, in the Commission Meeting Room.  The event is open to the public.  The purpose of this event is to provide consumers, including consumers with disabilities, with information about technology transitions in the telecommunications marketplace and how consumers may be impacted. 

The agenda for the event is as follows: 

1:00-1:05 p.m.                  Welcome       

Anita Dey, Assistant Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

1:05- 1:20 p.m.                 What are technology transitions?  

Peter Saharko, Assistant Chief, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau and Michele Levy Berlove, Attorney Advisor, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau

1:20-1:30 p.m.                  What do technology transitions mean for me if I have a disability? 

Suzanne Rosen Singleton, Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

1:30-1:40 p.m.                  After a technology transition, how do I make sure that I can make an emergency call during a power outage? 

Linda Pintro, Senior Legal Adviser, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

1:40-1:50 p.m.                  Questions

1:50-1:55 p.m.                  Closing

The event will be open to the public.  Though an RSVP is not necessary, we encourage attendees to send an email to techtransitionsinfo@fcc.gov by September 25 so we can facilitate entry into the building.  Please remember to bring a current, government-issued photo ID in order to access the building on the day of the event.  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.  Last minute requests will be accepted but may be difficult to fulfill.  To make a request for reasonable accommodations or materials in accessible formats, email the FCC at fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY). 

Those interested in participating online may do so by visiting https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2016/09/fcc-consumer-connections-tech-transitions-info-session.  During the event, the public can submit comments and questions by emailing livequestions@fcc.gov or via http://www.twitter.com/fcc Twitter using the hashtag #FCClive.

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For more information about this event, please visit http://www.fcc.gov/events or contact Anthony Butler, Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist, at Anthony.Butler@fcc.gov.

Updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016