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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:December 7, 2009
PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DEC 9. BROADBAND STAFF WORKSHOP ON
LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOCAL OFFICIALS REPRESENTING UNDERSERVED
COMMUNITIESThe Federal Communications Commission will hold a staff workshop examining the role local
Staff Workshop: Lessons for the National Broadband Plan from
Local Officials Representing Under-served Communities
Wednesday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.
FCC Commission Room,
445 12th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
Must pre-register at http://www.broadband.gov/workshops.html 
Workshop/Panel Introduction, Mark Lloyd, FCC, Moderator9:35 a.m.
Calvin Smyre, President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators,
Georgia State Representative
Commissioner, 2nd District of Cook County (Chicago), IL
Vanessa R. Williams,
Executive Director of the National Conference of Black
Gus K. West, Board Chair and President, The Hispanic Institute10:30 a.m.
Panelist Discussion and Responses to Questions11:30 a.m.
Closing Statement, ModeratorThe FCC is convening a series of hearings to promote an open dialogue between the FCC and
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