State and Local Government Webinar 2011

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) is staffing a special series of interactive web events.  These outreach webinars are designed to share vital information about Commission actions and priorities and improve federal/state dialogue and information sharing. 

The second of this event series took place on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm Eastern time. The FCC is seeking a two way dialogue on key events and issues related to telecommunications and for us to learn and/or partner with state and local governments and their organizations.



The e-mail address where questions can be e-mailed on February 7th during the webcast is:  livequestions@fcc.gov

For more information about the kick-off State and Local Groups Webinar, contact:


Commission Meeting Room
445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC

1:05 – 1:10 p.m.:  Opening Session, Welcome and Overview

Gregory Vadas, Chief
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

1:10 – 1:25 p.m.:  Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Consumer Wireless Issues 

Matthew Nodine, Chief of Staff
David Goldman, Policy Advisor to the Bureau Chief

  • Bill Shock and Wireless Coverage Issues
  • Gaps in Coverage in Rural Areas and “Urban Canyons”
  • Tribal Lands Initiatives

1:25 – 1:40 p.m.:  Wireline Competition Bureau

James Bachtell, Senior Attorney 

  • E-rate Update
  • Broadband Acceleration Conference, February 9th (ROW, pole attachments, tower sitings)

1:40 – 1:55 p.m.:  Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Public Safety Issues Update

David Furth, Deputy Chief

  • Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network Nationwide Deployment
  • Narrowbanding Existing Public Safety Land Mobile Systems
  • Improving Emergency Alerting
  • Next Generation 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Systems
  • Emergency Planning

1:55 – 2:10 p.m.:  Media Bureau

Overview of Incentive Auctions and Broadcast Spectrum

Rebecca Hanson, Senior Advisor

  • Overview of the National Broadband Plan’s recommendation to repurpose 120 Mhz of television broadcast spectrum for flexible, wireless broadband use, through the mechanism of an incentive auction.

2:10 – 2:25 p.m.:  Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Overview of Open Internet Order

Lynn Ratnavale, Senior Attorney
Consumer Policy Division 

2:30 p.m.:  Adjourn