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First Meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

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Federal Communications Commission.




In this document, the Commission announces and provides an agenda for the first meeting of Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).


Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554.

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Brian Hurley, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at (202) 418-2220 or; or Paul D'Ari, Deputy DFO, at (202) 418-1550 or The TTY number is: (202) 418-0484.

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This meeting is open to members of the general public. The FCC will accommodate as many participants as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. The Commission will also provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting over the Internet from the FCC's Web page at​live. Oral statements at the meeting by parties or entities not represented on the BDAC will be permitted to the extent time permits, at the discretion of the BDAC Chair and the DFO. Members of the public may submit comments to the BDAC in the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System, ECFS, at​ecfs. Comments to the BDAC should be filed in Docket No. 17-83.

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via email to or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way for the FCC to contact the requester if more information is needed to fill the request. Please allow at least five days' advance notice for accommodation requests; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to accommodate.

Proposed Agenda: The agenda of the first meeting will be to introduce members of the BDAC, task the BDAC with initial assignments, and introduce working groups that will assist the BDAC with carrying out its work. The BDAC will also begin discussing how to accelerate the deployment of broadband by reducing and/or removing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment. Start Printed Page 16832This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the BDAC Chair and the DFO.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Daniel Kahn,

Chief, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 2017-06534 Filed 4-5-17; 8:45 am]