FCC Announces Anticipated Renewal of Its Disability Advisory Committee and Solicits Applications for Membership

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the anticipated renewal of its Disability Advisory Committee and is soliciting applications for membership on the Committee, subject to renewal of the Committee’s charter. The Committee provides a vehicle for consumers and other stakeholders to provide feedback and recommendations to the FCC on a wide array of disability issues within its jurisdiction. The FCC is seeking applications from interested consumer organizations, industry and trade associations, corporations, governmental entities, and individuals that wish to be considered for membership on the Committee. Selections will be made on the basis of factors such as expertise and diversity of viewpoints that are necessary to effectively address the questions before the Committee. It is expected that the two-year membership term on the Committee, if renewed, would commence on December 30, 2016. Applications for membership are due by 11:59 PM ET on October 14, 2016.

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