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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Next Meeting of the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee Scheduled For Sept. 10

From the FCC:

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee


By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) announces the date and agenda of the next meeting of its Consumer Advisory Committee (“Committee”).


Purpose & Functions


The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of all consumers in proceedings before the Commission.


Meeting Date


The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Commission’s Headquarters Building, Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC  20554. 


Meeting Agenda


At its September 10, 2009 meeting, the Committee will focus upon broadband and the development of the National Broadband Plan. The Committee is expected to consider an outline of its recommendations to be submitted in connection with the National Broadband Plan Notice of Inquiry, Docket 09-51. The Committee may also consider other consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission. A limited amount of time on the agenda will be available for oral comments from the public.  Meetings are open to the public and are broadcast on the Internet in Real Audio/Real Video format with captioning at  Members of the public may address the Committee or may send written comments to: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee, at the address noted below.


The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.  Sign language interpreters, open captioning, assistive listening devices, and Braille copies of the agenda and handouts will be provided on site.  Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  Include a description of the accommodation you will need, and a way we can contact you if we need more information.  Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.  Send an e-mail to: or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).


For further information contact:  Scott Marshall, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Room 3A633, 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20554. Phone: 202 418-2809 (voice) or 202-418-0179 (TTY). Email:

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