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The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will convene an informational meeting in the format of panel discussion to examine the implications of the FCC Order with respect to (i) universal service funding, (ii) intercarrier compensation and (iii) the substantive and procedural tasks that the Commission can be expected to face in the coming months. The meeting will commence with opening remarks by Commission Chair Ellen Anderson and Commissioner Michael Rothman of the Minnesota Department Commerce. The panel discussion will be moderated by Commissioner Betsy Wergin. The panelists are:I would have specifically liked to hear how the rural telephone coops would be affected by the inter-carrier compensation changes as those charges have helped many rural communities gain access to broadband. Apparently, the MTA rep will represent their viewpoint.
The Commission will welcome questions from attendees as time permits.
- Jeff Lindsey; CenturyLink
- Brent Christensen; Minnesota Telecom Alliance
- Dan Lipschultz; Moss Barnett PA, competitive carrier perspective
- Tom Cohen; Kelley, Drye Warren LLP for the American Cable Association
- Dave Conn; T-Mobile
- Dennis Ahlers; Minnesota Department of Commerce.