May
19
2017

Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting

11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Commission Meeting Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554

Mission and Functions of the Committee

The mission 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 consumers (including underserved populations, such as Native Americans, persons living in rural areas, older persons, people with disabilities, and persons for whom English is not their primary language) in proceedings before the Commission. The Committee may consider issues including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Consumer protection and education;
  • Implementation of Commission rules and consumer participation in the FCC rulemaking process; and,
  • The impact of new and emerging communication technologies (including availability and affordability of broadband service and Universal Service programs).

The duties of the Committee will include providing guidance to the Commission, to gather data and information, and to perform those analyses that are necessary to respond to the questions or matters before it.

MEETING DATE, TIME, and AGENDA

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Commission’s headquarters building, Commission Meeting Room, TW-C305, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.

At its May 19, 2017 meeting, it is anticipated that the Committee will consider a recommendation from its Robocalls Working Group regarding the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry on unlawful robocalls, released March 23, 2017. It is expected that the Committee will also receive presentations by FCC staff and outside speakers on matters of interest to the Committee.  

A limited amount of time will be available on the agenda for comments from the public.  If time permits, the public may ask questions of presenters via the email address livequestions@fcc.gov or via Twitter using the hashtag #fcclive.  In addition, the public may also follow the meeting on Twitter @fcc or via the Commission’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fcc.  Alternatively, members of the public may send written comments to: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee at the address below. 

The meeting is open to the public, and the site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.  Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, such as sign language interpreters, open captioning, assistive listening devices, and Braille copies of the agenda are available upon request.  The request should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information.  Please provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill.  To request an accommodation, send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

For further information about the committee, contact Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC; phone: 202-418-2809 (voice or Relay); email: scott.marshall@fcc.gov.

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Contact

For further information about the committee, contact Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC; phone: 202-418-2809 (voice or Relay); email: scott.marshall@fcc.gov.