Featuring keynote remarks from FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
This seminar will feature background presentations on the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs, remarks from FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly and a conversation with experts on the future of the USF programs. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the discussion as we take a deeper dive into the issues.
Sessions will include:
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation by FCC Commissioner O’Rielly
Introduction: Steve Augustino (Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP)
3:30 – 4:25 p.m. USF 101: Key Things You Should Know About the Programs
The panel will provide young lawyers (and those unfamiliar with USF) with a brief introductions to Lifeline, CAF/High Cost, E-Rate, Rural Healthcare as well as contributions.
Moderator: Chris Laughlin (Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP)
Panelists: J. Bradford Currier (Senior Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP); Alexandra McLeod (Associate Policy Counsel, ACT-The App Association); Stephanie Minnock (Attorney Advisor, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, FCC); Daiquiri Ryan (Co-Founder, Neta Collab); Meagan Sunn (Technology Counsel for U.S. House of Representatives, House Committee on Small Business)
4:25 – 4:35 p.m. Break
4:35 – 5:30 p.m. State of USF and Current FCC Initiatives
A panel of industry leaders on operating within the four programs will take a deeper dive into the current state of the USF programs and the recent slate of FCC USF actions and proposals.
Moderator: Avonne Bell (Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP)
Panelists: Matthew Gerst (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA); Brian Hurley (Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, ACA Connects); Angie Kronenberg, (Chief Advocate and General Counsel, INCOMPAS); Mike Saperstein (Vice President, Policy, USTelecom); John Windhausen (Executive Director, SHLB)
**Short reception with drinks and light appetizers to follow**