Feb. 16, 2018
On January 30, the FCC adopted the long awaited final rules for the Connect American Fund (CAF) Phase II Reverse Auction (Auction 903). The Auction will provide winning bidders with $198M per year for 10 years to support fixed broadband and wireline voice service (including VoIP). Electric cooperatives are eligible to bid in Auction 903, including those not currently offering fixed broadband or wireline voice services. Applications to participate in the auction are due March 30, 2018.
By watching this webinar, you'll learn:
- The rules and requirements to participate in Auction 903 as an electric cooperative
- The bidding procedures and timeline once approved to participate
- FCC defined eligible areas
| SPEAKER|| SPEAKER|
|C. Douglas Jarett|| Gregory E. Kunkle|
| Partner, Keller and Heckman, LLP||Partner, Keller and Heckman, LLP|
|Douglas Jarrett is a partner in the law firm Keller and Heckman LLP. He represents associations, major corporations and entrepreneurs before the FCC on policy making, licensing and enforcement matters, including proceedings focused on rural broadband deployment.
||Greg Kunkle is a partner in the law firm Keller and Heckman LLP. He practices in the area of telecommunications, with an emphasis on assisting corporate clients and trade associations with various legal and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission.|
| MODERATOR|| |
|Brian O’Hara|| |
|Regulatory Issues Director, NRECA|
|Brian O'Hara has more than 20 years of telecommunications and broadband industry experience. He currently directs association regulatory policy on telecom and broadband issues for over 900 electric cooperatives, many of whom are offering, deploying or exploring broadband business opportunities.