FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will address hundreds of community-based telecommunications providers and innovators in the delivery of advanced communications services during the first ever Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO next month at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
An advocate for universal service who believes strong communications markets can foster economic growth and security, Rosenworcel brings a decade and a half of public and private sector communications law experience to her position at the FCC. Before being sworn into office in May 2012, Rosenworcel served as senior communications counsel for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, where she helped develop policies involving spectrum auctions, public safety, broadband deployment and adoption, and universal service.
Rosenworcel's address during the opening general session on February 4 will mark her first appearance before rural telecommunications leaders at a first-of-its-kind industry event sponsored by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO). The joint meeting also features educational tracks designed specifically for telco managers, their employees and boards of directors, exploring topics such as global technology and consumer behavioral changes, customer-facing mobile apps, network security, cloud services, smart home applications and federal policies impacting rural telecom. The expo will showcase new and innovative telecommunications products and services designed to help rural providers continue delivering affordable, advanced communications services and move their businesses into the future.
For additional information about the conference sessions and schedule, visit www.ruraltelecommeeting.com.