Date/Time: Monday, March 12, 12:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Location: Jenner & Block LLP, 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 900

The FCBA Wireline Committee will sponsor a CLE on Monday, March 12 from 12:00 – 2:15 p.m. entitled “The Connect America Fund Phase II Auction is Coming: Are You Ready?”  The program will be held at Jenner & Block LLP, 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 900.

AGENDA

12:00 – 12:05 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

Rebekah Goodheart, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

12:05 – 1:05 p.m.       Panel 1: Connect America Fund Phase II Auction Rules and Procedures

The first panel will include FCC experts who will provide an overview of the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, including the applicable rules, auction design and bidding procedures.  Our experts will explain how to participate in the Auction, when applications are due and additional education opportunities to learn more about the Auction framework.

Moderator:

Carol Mattey, Mattey Consulting LLC

Panelists:

Members of the FCC’s Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force

1:05 – 1:15 p.m.         Break

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.         Panel 2: Analysis and Predictions

This panel of experts will explain how the CAF Phase II Auction is different from previous universal service auctions and spectrum auctions.  This panel will examine the implications of various decisions about the auction design and discuss how such decisions may impact the auction.

Moderator:

L. Charles Keller, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Panelists:

Dr. Peter Cramton, Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne and the University of Maryland

Dr. Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute

Dr. David Salant, Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School and Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

 

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