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Low Income Pilot Program Roundtable Discussion

June 23, 2010 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | Washington, DC

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 livequestions@fcc.gov and Twitter at #fcclive.


I. Introduction

II. Welcome – Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
    Welcome – Commissioner Meredith A. Baker

III. Background on Broadband Plan's Recommendation for Pilot

IV. Low Income Pilot Roundtable Discussion

     a. Long-term Goals for Lifeline and Link Up for Broadband

     b. Existing Data and Information Sources

     c. Pilot Program Mechanics

V. Wrap-up

Speaker List

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

Related Documents

Public Notice
Lifeline and Link-Up: Affordable Telephone Service for Income-Eligible Consumers
Get Connected: Promoting Telephone Subscribership in Indian Country

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