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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
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