Last updated: March 2, 2009 - 9:56pm
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development, and the Federal Communications Commission will hold a joint meeting Tuesday March 10 to discuss the broadband initiatives of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The meeting will take place in the Department of Commerce Auditorium and the agenda includes remarks from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; FCC Chairman Michael Copps; the NTIA's Anna Gomez, Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, and Mark Seifert; David Villano, Assistant Administrator for Telecommunication Programs, USDA Rural Development; and Scott M. Deutchman, Acting Senior Legal Advisor to Acting FCC Chairman Copps. The Public Meeting will be streamed over the Web with captions and made available on NTIA's website www.ntia.doc.gov/broadbandgrants. Interested parties wishing to submit questions in advance of the meeting may do so by emailing them to Barbara Brown (NTIA) at email@example.com; Christi Shewman (FCC) at Christi.Shewman@fcc.gov; or Mary Campanola (USDA) at firstname.lastname@example.org.