Federal Communications Commission
Reboot.FCC.gov
Home » Events » Workshops » State and Local Government Webinar

State and Local Government Webinar

February 7, 2011 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET | 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:
Emmitt Carlton, emmitt.carlton@fcc.gov, (202) 418-7321 or
Carmen Scanlon, carmen.scanlon@fcc.gov, (303) 418-0544

Agenda

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