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Field Events

In an effort to solicit input from the public in the development of a National Broadband Plan, the FCC will host field hearings throughout the country. Details on further field hearings will be announced later.

The FCC is convening field hearings this fall to promote an open dialogue between the FCC and the public on development of a National Broadband Plan. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the FCC to submit a National Broadband Plan to Congress by February 17, 2010 that addresses broadband deployment, adoption, affordability, and the use of broadband to advance solutions to national priorities, including health care, education, energy, public safety, job creation, investment, and others.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need with as much detail as possible. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

Upcoming Field Event(s)

To be announced...

Past Field Event(s)

Sep 21, 2009
2:00 pm ET
FCC Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker Public Field Hearing, National Broadband Plan

The Thompson Conference Center, TCC 3.108
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, Texas
Oct 1, 2009
10:30 am ET
FCC Hearing on Capital Formation in the Broadband Sector

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington DC 20554
Oct 6, 2009
9:00 am ET
FCC Hearing on Broadband Adoption
Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps
Trident Technical College
Palmer Campus
66 Columbus Street
Charleston, South Carolina
Oct 8, 2009
12:00 pm ET (9:00 AM PT)
FCC Field Hearing: Mobile Applications and Spectrum

University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Nov 6, 2009
9:30 am ET
FCC Field Hearing on Broadband Access for People with Disabilities

Gallaudet University
Kellogg Conference Center
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
Technology Demonstrations will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Nov 12, 2009
9:00 am ET
FCC to Hold Broadband Field Hearing on Improving Public
Safety Communications and Emergency Response

Georgetown University, Leavey Center
3800 Reservoir Rd, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

Nov 30, 2009
1:00 pm ET
FCC Field Hearing on Energy and the Environment

MIT Stratton Student Center, Twenty Chimneys
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Dec 14, 2009
7:00 PM ET (6:00 PM CT)
FCC Field Hearing on Digital Inclusion

National Civil Rights Museum, Rose Room
450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Dec 21, 2009
2:30 PM ET (1:30 PM CT)
FCC Broadband Field Hearing on Small Business

Gleacher Center, University of Chicago
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Capture The Phone Numbers Using Your Camera Phone

If you have a camera and a 2D matrix code reader on your mobile phone, you can capture the FCC Phone numbers right to your phone by following these three easy steps:
Step 1: Take a photograph of one of the codes below using the camera on your mobile phone.
Step 2: Use your phone's Datamatrix or QR Code reader to decode the information on the photograph. Please note, these code readers are device specific and are available to download on the internet.
Step 3: Store the decoded address information to your phone's address book and use it with your Maps or GPS application.

Datamatrix and QR FCC Phones