On May 19, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing the third of a series of virtual public hearings as part of its broadband consumer labels rulemaking proceeding.  The hearing will take place on May 25, 2022, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.

The hearing will feature multiple panels comprised of consumers and national experts including:

  • digital navigators who assist consumers in finding and selecting broadband plans,
  • representatives from Federal agencies that use Federal labels in their regulatory programs, and
  • disability rights experts to discuss accessibility needs regarding broadband service labels.

The meeting will stream with open captioning and American Sign Language interpreting at www.fcc.gov/live.  Other reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we require additional information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill. Send an e-mail to: FCC504@fcc.gov  or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530.

Links to the Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-third-public-hearing-broadband-consumer-labels
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-556A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-556A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-556A1.txt

For information about broadband labels, visit www.fcc.gov/broadbandlabels.  For additional information about the webinar’s logistical details, please contact Deandrea Wilson, Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist, at Deandrea.Wilson@fcc.gov.  For additional information about the broadband consumer labels rulemaking, contact Erica H. McMahon, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-0346 or Erica.McMahon@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Monday, May 23, 2022