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1 pm 1:30 pm (30 mins)

Main agenda


1:30 pm 5:30 pm (240 mins)

Main agenda

Part 1. FCC Items: Snapshot, Data Port Freeze, Rolling Re-certifications, etc.


1.30pm Introduction of NaLA - National Lifeline Association

David Dorwart, Chairman, NaLA - National Lifeline Association

1.50pm New Reform - FCC Lifeline Modernization Update

Update on appeal, recons, implementation issues such as 30-day non-usage, customer notice of plan changes, LBP designations, CP + Fed ETC designations, and election impact

John Heitmann, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

2.10pm New Reform - New Lifeline – New Opportunity

How will Lifeline providers evolve to seize the broadband opportunity and to cope with minimum service standards and other changing program rules?

Moderator: Chuck Campbell, CGM, LLC William Curry, Life Wireless Jose Cortes, Telecom Service Bureau Lance Steinhart, Lance J.M Steinhart, P.C.

2.55pm California LifeLine Update

California LifeLine Update (update on CPUC phase II proceeding and implementation of FCC Lifeline Modernization Order changes)

Joshua Guyan, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


3.10pm California LifeLine – Is More Better?

How are Lifeline providers responding to the risks and opportunities presented by an evolving CA Lifeline program?

Moderator: Kim Lehrman, enTouch Wireless Steve Klein, SafetyNet Wireless Nathan Stierwalt, PWG Network Solutions Gene Gadoury, Telecom Service Bureau

  • David Dorwart - Chairman, National Lifeline Association

3:40 pm 4 pm (20 mins)

Main agenda

Afternoon Break

4 pm 6 pm (120 mins)

Main agenda

NaLa ISO Certified Program - NaLa Initiatives

4.00pm NaLa ISO Certified Program - NaLa Initiatives

 Selecting the technology partner to house and administer the program

LMS platform has been selected and training and certifications will be broken down in the following manner:

 1. Lifeline training and best practices (base training required by everyone and covers all NLAD states)

 2. CA training and best practices

 3. OK training and best practices


William Curry, Life Wireless

David Skogen, Global Connection

Kim Lehrman, enTouch Wireless

Dan Babel, UPI Marketing Corp


 4.30pm NaLA Phone Program - NaLA Initiatives


NaLA Phone Program discussion on a GSM phone

Steve Klein, SafetyNet Wireless

JD Hilzendager, Assist Wireless Nathan Stierwalt, PWG Network Solutions


5.00pm Open Session – Townhall style


 6.00pm End of workshop


  • David Dorwart - Chairman, National Lifeline Association