03.29.17 SHLB Member Policy Call

Date(s): March 29, 2017: 1:00pm-2:00pm



1.    Welcome to new Members
2.    SHLB Field Trip to Kent County, MD last week
3.    Annual Conference Update
4.    Next Webinar on Rural Telehealth: April 20
5.   Rural Health
    -    No applications approved, should applicants re-apply?
    -    Karen Lee hired by USAC, JW meeting with USAC
    -    Chairman Pai continues Connect2Health Task Force
6.    E-rate updates
    -    See E-rate/Fiber talking points 
7.    Infrastructure legislation possibilities
    -    Will Tax Reform bill take away funding for Infrastructure bill?
    -    Rep. Bill Johnson to take lead on BB Infrastructure bill in House
    -    Chairman Pai continues to support Congressional funding to bolster CAF
8.    Other issues:
    -    Congress votes to overturn privacy rules
    -    BDS Reform on April FCC agenda
    -    FirstNet announcement/States have right to opt out
    -    David Redl likely NTIA Chief
    -    Community Broadband Act re-introduced in Senate
    -    FCC Commissioner Clyburn releases Solutions2020 plan

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