The Future of Universal Service After the Infrastructure Act

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On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which commits approximately $65 billion towards broadband expansion. Wisely, Section 60104(c) of the Act directs the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress “a report on the options of the Commission for improving its effectiveness in achieving the universal service goals for broadband in light of this Act” within 270 days of enactment.  Congress also invited the Commission to make “recommendations … on further actions the Commission and Congress could take to improve the ability of the Commission to achieve the universal service goals for broadband.”  Last December, the FCC launched a Notice of Inquiry to begin this process.  Please join us for a teleforum with industry experts to discuss the legal, economic and policy implications of this important proceeding.

Featuring:

Patrick Halley, SVP, Policy & Advocacy and General Counsel, USTelecom

Alexander Minard, Vice President & State Legislative Counsel, NCTA

Angie Kronenberg, Chief Advocate and General Counsel, INCOMPAS

Dr. George S. Ford, Chief Economist, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Moderator: Lawrence J. Spiwak, President, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

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