The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) is hosting a roundtable discussion to enable interested parties to discuss the design of pilot programs that would provide subsidies for broadband access to low-income consumers.
The roundtable will initiate discussion among interested parties about how to design pilot programs for low-income consumers.
The format of the roundtable will be a facilitated discussion led by Commission staff. During the roundtable, staff will solicit input from attendees on issues relating to pilot design, such as:
- Pilot program goals and potential obstacles to achieving those goals;
- Criteria for, and selection of, carriers to participate in pilot programs;
- Criteria for, and selection of, consumers to participate in pilot programs;
- Scope and duration of pilot programs; and
- Metrics to measure accomplishment of goals.
For more information please refer to the Public Notice. The Roundtable discussion will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305); interested parties can also watch a live stream of the Roundtable online at FCC.gov/live or join via audio bridge using 1-866-566-7390 with participant code: 4732812. Interested parties can also submit questions via e-mail and Twitter.
- Welcome – Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
Welcome – Commissioner Meredith A. Baker
- Background on Broadband Plan's Recommendation for Pilot
- Low Income Pilot Roundtable Discussion
- Long-term Goals for Lifeline and Link Up for Broadband
- Existing Data and Information Sources
- Pilot Program Mechanics
- Jonathan Banks, Senior Vice President, Law and Policy, USTelecom
- Alyssa Clemsen Roberts, Government Affairs Coordinator, International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc.
- Dr. Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America
- Mark Dankberg, Chairman, CEO and co-founder, ViaSat, Inc.
- Ken Eisner, Managing Director, OE Ventures at One Economy Corporation
- Jon Gant, Ph.D., Associate Professor University of Illinois, Visiting Resident Fellow, Media and Technology Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
- Michael Grover, Executive Director of Government Affairs, Cox Communications
- Robert Haga, Senior Policy Advisor, California Public Utilities Commission
- David LaFuria, Partner, Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP
- Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Carroll Onsae, President and General Manager, Hopi Telecommunications, Inc.
- Javier H. Rosado, Senior Vice President of Lifeline Services, TracFone Wireless, Inc.
- Gregory L. Rosston, Deputy Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Deputy Director of the Public Policy program at Stanford University
- Barrett C. Sheridan, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
- Ben Spearman, Vice President/CRO, Comporium
- Public Notice
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