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CLE: Transparency of Consumer Broadband Services Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
February 6, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:05 pm EST
The FCBA Wireline Committee will sponsor a CLE on Monday, February 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET entitled Transparency of Consumer Broadband Services Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.
If you have any registration issues, please contact Elizabeth Hagerty.
The FCBA will apply for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar. This program has not yet been approved.
The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act included two provisions instructing the FCC to adopt rules to increase transparency regarding consumers’ broadband services. The first provision directed the agency to require broadband providers to display labels for consumers that provide information regarding their broadband service plans. The second mandated that the FCC establish rules to effectuate the annual collection of information from providers related to the price, subscription rates, and plan characteristics of the internet service offerings of those who participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program. At its November meeting, the FCC adopted two orders and further notices of proposed rulemaking implementing these measures.
This CLE will feature key members from the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs and Wireline Competition Bureaus who will review the new requirements for broadband providers and describe the pending issues in the further notices. Speakers from the private sector and non-profit communities will follow to discuss the implications of these items for industry and consumers and share perspectives on the remaining issues.
3:00 – 3:05 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
3:05 – 4:05 p.m. Broadband Labels
Zac Champ, Deputy Chief, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC
Farhan Chughtai, Senior Policy Counsel, JSI
Diana Eisner, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, USTelecom
Jonathan Schwantes, Senior Policy Counsel, Consumer Reports
Caroline Van Wie, Vice President – Federal Regulatory, AT&T
4:05 – 5:05 p.m. Affordable Connectivity Program Transparency Data Collection
TBD – FCC Wireline Competition Bureau speaker invited
Amina Fazlullah, Senior Director of Equity Policy, Common Sense Media
Anisa Latif Green, Director – Federal Regulatory / Chief of Staff, AT&T
John Heitmann, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Guy Benson, Policy Director, JSI
COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members
Cancellations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.