FCC Consumer Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, November 14, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Commission's Headquarters Building. The CAC will continue its consideration of digital television (DTV) transition issues. The Committee may also consider recommendations regarding broadband/universal service, closed captioning and relay services, the provision of auditory access to televised programming containing emergency information, as well as 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.

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 Friday, November 14, 2008, 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 November 14, 2008 meeting, the Committee will continue its consideration of digital television (DTV) transition issues. The Committee may also consider recommendations regarding broadband/universal service, closed captioning and relay services, the provision of auditory access to televised programming containing emergency information, as well as 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 www.fcc.gov/cgb/cac. 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]