Consumer Advisory Committee

Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) announces the date and agenda of the next meeting of its (“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 FCC's will take place on Friday November 3, 2006 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., at Verizon Communications, Inc., 1320 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA in rooms Forum I and II.

Meeting Agenda

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Networking and Conversation

9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome and Call to Order
Shirley L. Rooker, Chair, (CAC)

9:05 - 9:10 a.m. Meeting Logistics
Scott Marshall, CAC Designated Federal Officer, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB)

9:10 - 9:30 a.m. CGB Update
Monica Desai, Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB)

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Emerging Technologies: Accessibility, Ubiquity, and Affordability, Jim Tobias, CAC Member

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Recommendations of TRS Working Group
Dixie Ziegler, WG Chair

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Recommendation of Media Working Group
Denis Moynihan, WG Chair

12:15- 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Networking

Afternoon Session

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Report and Recommendations of Disability Working Group Claude Stout, WG Chair

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Recommendation of Adhoc Working Group on CAC Effectiveness and Recommendations
John Morris, WG Chair

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Report and Recommendations of Rural and Underserved Populations Working Group
Gene Crick, WG Chair

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Comments from the Public

4:00 p.m. Adjournment

The Committee is organized under, and operates in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (1988). Minutes of meetings are available for public inspection at the FCC. Members of the public may address the Committee or may send written comments to: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee. [email protected].

The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Meeting agendas and handouts will be provided in accessible formats; sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. The meeting will be webcast with open captioning at Request other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities as early as possible; please allow at least five (5) days advance notice. Include a description of the accommodation you will need including as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. 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, 202-418-2809 (voice) or 202-418-0179 (TTY), [email protected] (e-mail).

DA 06-1998
Released: October 12, 2006