FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 4,997
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Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 2021418-013
44512 St., S.W. Internet* http:l/www.fcc.gov
Washington, D.C. 20554 TTY: 1-888-8355322
Released: March 30, 2011
FCC ANNOUNCES SECOND WORKSHOP ON INTERCARRIER
COMPENSATION/UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND REFORM
FCC Commissioners Seek Public Input Aimed at Helping Shape Reforms
CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 01-92,
WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135, 10-90 and
GN Docket No. 09-51
On February 8, 2011, the Commission unanimously adopted a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposals to
fundamentally modernize the Commission's intercarrier compensation (ICC) and the Universal
Service Fund (USF).' In a joint blog post on March 15, 2011, Chairman Genachowski and
Commissioners Copps, McDowell, Clyburn, and Baker announced plans for a series of workshops to
identify solutions for refonn and to promote an open dialogue.2 Today, the Commission announces
that the second workshop is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in the
Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12"h Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
The April 27'h workshop will focus on practical and operational issues concerning the
implementation of a Phase I of the Connect America Fund (CAF), including the capabilities and
costs of various broadband technologies, how to balance competing priorities for use of limited
funds in Phase i of the CAF, and the Commission's proposed use of a reverse auction for Phase I of
the CAF. Panelists participating in the workshop are expected to come prepared to discuss responses
to reform proposals and are welcome to bring new ideas to the table. Additional details concerning
the workshop agenda and panelists will be forthcoming.
The workshop will be free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live at
http://www.fcc.gov/live. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon
request. The request should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact
information. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible in order to allow
SSee Connect 4merica Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90, A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket
No. 09-5 1, Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 07- 135,
High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 05-337. Developing an Unified Intercarrier
Compensation Regime, CC Docket No. 01-92). Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. CC Docket
No. 96-45), Lfline and Link-Up, WC Docket No. 03-109, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Further Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 11-13 (rel. Feb. 9. 2011) (USF/ICC Transformation NPRM). T-he Chairman
expressed his plan to move expeditiously, and recognized that "there will be ample opportunity for input from
all, including through public workshops on key issues." See id at Attach. Separate Statement of Chairmnnan
Shttp://reboot.fcc.gov/blog?entry id= 335527.
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