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The Commission announces the next meeting date, time, and agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee (Committee). The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of all consumers in proceedings before the Commission.


The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Friday, February 24, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Commission's Headquarters Building, Room TW-C305.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.


Scott Marshall, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-2809 (voice or TTY), or email


This is a summary of the Commission's document DA 12-105 released January 31, 2012, announcing the agenda, date and time of the Committee's next meeting.

Meeting Agenda

At its February 24, 2012 meeting, it is expected that the Committee will consider recommendations from its Universal Service Fund Working Group regarding Lifeline Modernization and the Connect to Compete Fund; a recommendation from its Broadband Working group regarding utilization of and tracking of implementation of the National Broadband Plan, and a recommendation from its Consumer Empowerment Working Group regarding the Web site. The Committee may also consider the matter of the harmonization of FCC/FTC telemarketing rules. The Committee will also reaffirm recommendations adopted at its November 4, 2011 meeting regarding Lifeline Link-up, funding for public Broadcasting, and the test of the Emergency Alert System. The Committee may also consider other recommendations from its working groups, and may also receive briefings from 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. Alternatively, Members of the public may send written comments to: Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee at the address provided above.

The meeting is open to the public and the site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, assistive listening devices, and Braille copies of the agenda and handouts will be provided on site.

Meetings are also broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at

Simultaneous with the webcast, the meeting will be available through Accessible Event, a service that works with your web browser to make presentations accessible to people with disabilities. You can listen to the audio and use a screen reader to read displayed documents. You can also watch the video captioning. The Web site to access Accessible Event is The web page prompts for an Event Code which is, 005202376. To learn about the features of Accessible Event, consult its User's Guide at: Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities 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 be impossible to fill. Send an email to or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Federal Communications Commission.

Joel Gurin,

Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

[FR Doc. 2012-2643 Filed 2-3-12; 8:45 am]