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NECA Payment Formula: Agenda for May 7th Summit

To: Consumer Contact List
From: Karen Peltz Strauss, RERC-TA
Re: Consumer Contact List - NECA Payment Formula, Agenda for May 7th Summit
Date: May 5, 2004

1. NECA has revised its payment formula for determining compensation to telecommunications relay services providers. The new formula, as well as a memorandum discussing the new payment scheme, is attached. Comments are due on May 24, 2004 and reply comments are due June 2, 2004.

Released: 05/04/2004. NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION (NECA) SUBMITS THE PAYMENT FORMULA AND FUND SIZE ESTIMATE FOR INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES (TRS) FUND FOR JULY 2004 THROUGH JUNE 2005. (DA No. 04-1258). (Dkt No 98-67). Comments Due: 05/24/2004.Reply Comments Due: 06/02/2004. CGB. Contact: Dana Jackson at (202)418-2247, email:, TTY: (202) 418-7898


2. The full agenda for the FCC's May 7th Summit on Internet-based communications services is provided below:

Released: May 3, 2004


(WC Docket 04-36)

The FCC will hold a "Solutions Summit" on Friday, May 7, 2004. This Solutions Summit is the second in a series where government, industry leaders and stakeholders can discuss creative ways to address policy issues that arise as communications services move to Internet-Protocol-based platforms. This meeting will focus on the ways persons with disabilities access services increasingly based upon IP technologies. The summit is open to the public, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The FCC is recommending that attendees submit a pre-registration form. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. The pre-registration form is located at:

The summit date, time and location are:

Date & Time: Friday, May 7, 2004

9:00 a.m. 1:15 p.m.

Location: Federal Communications Commission

Commission Meeting Room, TW-C305

445 12th Street, SW.

Washington, DC 20554

This second meeting in the series will focus on accessibility of persons with disabilities, and on the particular challenges and opportunities created for persons with disabilities. The preliminary agenda for this second Solutions Summit is as follows:

I. Preliminary Agenda

9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Panel I: Opportunities IP-Enabled Services Present

Moderator: K. Dane Snowden, FCC

· Cary Barbin, Gallaudet University, TAP

· Gunnar Hellstrom, Omnitor

· Harold Salters, T-Mobile USA

· Tom Wlodkowski, America Online

· Paul E. Jones, Cisco Systems

10:35 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Panel II: Challenges IP-Enabled Services Present for Persons with Disabilities

Moderator: Robert Pepper, FCC

· Brenda Battat, SHHH

· Barry Andrews, 8X8

· Claude Stout, TDI

· Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies

· Nate Wilcox, Vermont E-9-1-1

11:55 a.m. 12:05 p.m. Break

12:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. Panel III: Regulatory Impact on IP-Enabled Services and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Moderator: Jeffrey Carlisle, FCC

· Ed Bosson, Texas PUC

· Paul Michaelis, Avaya

· Paul Schroeder, American Foundation for the Blind

· Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center

1:05 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Closing Remarks by Chairman Powell

Participants will include members of the disability community, industry representatives, and FCC staff.

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