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Live FCC Field Hearing - Mobile Applications and Spectrum

October 8th, 2009 by Gray Brooks - FCC New Media

Gray BBAs part of its effort to gather information for the development of a National Broadband Plan, the FCC will hold a field hearing in San Diego Thursday focused on the transformational change that is resulting from the confluence of mobility and broadband. Tune in today at noon (EDT) to watch the event live at  You can also watch the event live and discuss it with others at Facebook.

The hearing will provide a West Coast perspective on spectrum availability, mobile applications, and the role that they play in the development of America's broadband  infrastructure. The Commission will be represented by Chairman Julius Genachowski and Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker.

3 Responses to “Live FCC Field Hearing - Mobile Applications and Spectrum”

  1. Brett Glass says:

    Interestingly, some of the speakers at this West Coast hearing were lobbyists from DC. Shouldn't regional speakers be given a greater opportunity to participate than the same old faces from inside the Beltway?

    Speaking of which: It would be nice to see the FCC come to the West (Denver or Boulder, perhaps?) or, even better, someplace that is really unserved or underserved, such as my own city of Laramie, Wyoming. The University of Wyoming has excellent facilities for such events.

  2. Guest says:

    Don't feel bad, they snubbed the Silicon Valley as well. The weather is nicer in San Diego at this time of year. Besides, Qualcomm, Cisco/Linksys, and other wireless companies have SoCal bases. ;)

  3. Robert Welch says:

    Really, don't feel too bad. I live in San Diego and down the street from USD and didn't receive any notice of this event. Just a request from Corrin Barksdale asking for help with a minority broadcaster survey.

    The announcement letter is dated October 6. I have 26 years in Federal Service. Hard to imagine travel orders on one day's notice let alone reserving the meeting room.

    I've attended 15+ Web Seminars and missed my first one to attend my repesentative's (Susan Davis) forum on grants and grant applications including ARRA. As mentioned, I'm in someone's database.

    So I don't know what's going on at the FCC but BTOPreviewers won't answer emails even though "... inbox is staffed seven days a week, from 8 am to 10 pm EDT."

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