Policy Workshop

Monday, September 14
Noon - 3:30 p.m. ET


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Sizing Up the FCC in 2021
Noon - 12:30 p.m. ET

Steve Augustino
Partner
Kelley Drye

 

John Heitmann
Partner
Kelley Drye

 

The 2020 election is likely to bring changes to the FCC, regardless of which party wins the presidential election.  What process and substantive changes will the next administration bring to the FCC? Join us for this discussion of what to expect at the FCC as we look toward 2021.
 

Common USAC Compliance Issues Faced by Fiber Providers
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Tamar Finn
Partner
Morgan Lewis

 

Industry expert Tamar Finn will address what companies need to know about E-rate and USF contribution compliance requirements.
 

T-Mobile Talks 5G
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Trey Hanbury
Partner
Hogan Lovells

 

Steve Sharkey
Vice President of Government Affairs, Engineering and Technology Policy

T-Mobile

 

T-Mobile is leading the nation in deploying 5G wireless broadband.  The “uncarrier” has covered more than 225 million Americans with 5G, and following the close of its merger with Sprint earlier this year, T-Mobile added critical mid-band spectrum to increase capacity and boost speeds. In cities such as Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, where the 2.5 GHz 5G network has gone live, average download speeds are 330 Mbps.  Steve Sharkey, vice president, Government Affairs – Engineering and Technology Policy at T-Mobile, will explain how the company’s 5G network works and what it can do. If 4G brought us Uber and Facetime, what technical innovations and new business models will far more powerful 5G networks fuel, and how should suppliers, entrepreneurs and investors prepare for the change?
 

State Regulatory Hot Topics
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET

Katherine K. Mudge
Member
Enoch Kever, PLLC

 


While activity at the federal level is important to communications providers, we also know that companies are dealing with a variety of challenges and activities at the state and local levels.  Katherine K. Mudge, Enoch Kever, PLLC, and Andrew Mincheff, INCOMPAS, will discuss issues being addressed outside of DC that are impacting communications and service providers.

This session will address:  

  • Challenges to rights-of-way access at the state level  
  • How states are using the CARES Act and COVID-19 supplemental funds to meet broadband needs in rural and underserved areas  
  • Over the top taxation - digital streaming taxes at the state/local level and their impact on the industry and future of broadband affordability and deployment  
  • COVID-19 impact on what is being required of service providers by the states  
  • Rural ILEC obligations for interconnection and porting
     

Business Data Services Pricing Analysis and Remedy
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Carey Roesel
Vice President and Consultant
Inteserra

 

In 2017, the FCC eliminated price cap regulation for business data services (BDS) finding that in most instances there was actual or potential competition in marketplace. Yet, just four years later, we are seeing significant increases in BDS pricing. Inteserra's Carey Roesel will provide analysis of what is happening in the marketplace and the process to challenge these increases.

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