Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting, April 4 in Washington, DC

10:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Commission Meeting Room, FCC Headquarters: 45 L Street, NE, Washington, DC 20554


The Federal Communications Commission has announced the first meeting of the new Consumer Advisory Committee's (CAC's) term

The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) held its first meeting of its twelfth term in person on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., Eastern Time.

CAC members discussed:

  • the roles and responsibilities of the Committee and its members; 
  • issues the Committee will be asked to address; 
  • meeting schedules; and 
  • any other topics relevant to the CAC's work.

The meeting was led by the CAC Co-Chairs, Claudia Ruiz, UnidosUS, and John Breyault, National Consumers League, in addition to Cara Grayer, Attorney Advisor, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB), and Diana Coho, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB who will serve as Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and Deputy DFO of the CAC. The meeting agenda was available at
https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-advisory-committee and may be modified at the discretion of the CAC Chair and the DFOs.

The CAC meeting was open to the public with audio and video coverage of the meeting at www.fcc.gov/live. During the meeting, members of the public were able to submit questions and comments to the CAC via email: livequestions@fcc.gov. Comments or questions would be addressed during the public comment period.

More About CAC

The CAC is organized under, and operated in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of consumer protection related matters specified by the Commission. It's membership consists of a diverse mix of non-profit organizations representing consumers, communications companies and trade associations, and individuals serving on their own behalf and functioning as Special Government Employees.

During the Committee's term, it is anticipated that the members of the Committee will attend one-day plenary meetings in-person or, if appropriate, by video conference. In addition, as needed, working groups or subcommittees will be established to facilitate the Committee's work between meetings of the full Committee.

To obtain further information about the Committee, visit www.fcc.gov/cac, or contact Cara Grayer, DFO, (202) 418-2960, Diana Coho, Deputy DFO, (717) 338-2848 or CAC@fcc.gov.   

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