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Commissioner Starks Puerto Rico Field Hearing on Resilient Communications Networks

2:30 pm - 4:20 pm EST
University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus, School of Law, Room L-3, 14 Ave. Universidad, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Commissioner Geoffrey Starks hosted this field hearing to convene stakeholders from across private and public organizations to discuss steps taken to improve the resiliency of communications networks since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, how communications networks and recovery efforts performed during recent earthquakes, and what additional actions are needed to ensure that communications networks are always available, particularly to meet public safety needs.


2:30 - 2:40 PM — Welcome & Remarks
Opening Remarks and Introductions from Commissioner Starks

2:40 - 3:30 PM — Panel 1

  • Elba Aponte Santos – President, Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico
  • Luis M. Benítez-Burgos - Staff Representative, Communications Workers of America and Past President of CWA Local 3010
  • Darrick Kouns - Operations Chief, Puerto Rico, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center
  • Jaime Plá-Cortés - Executive President, Puerto Rico Hospital Association
  • Sandra Torres López - President, Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board

3:30 - 4:20 PM — Panel 2


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