Education in the Wireless Age- NEBSA's 2011 Annual Meeting


Ed Lavergne (DC) and Donna Balaguer will be speaking at NEBSA’s 2011 Annual Meeting “Education in the Wireless Age” at the Trade Winds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Tuesday, March 1
9:00 am (EST)

“Substantial Service: What will the FCC Require?”

Panelists: Todd Gray, NEBSA FCC Counsel
John J. Schauble, Deputy Chief, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Edwin Lavergne, Principal, Fish& Richardson P.C.
Nadja Sodos-Wallace, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Clearwire Corporation

The FCC is expected to soon publish the Public Notice containing its Substantial Service requirements and May 1, 2011 is the deadline for licensees to document how they hae met those requirements… Attorneys who represent EBS licensees and a representative of the wireless industry will provide their analyses of the FCC Notice.

1:30 pm (EST)

“Substantial Service: Using the Commercial Wireless Service”

Chair: Donna Balaguer, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Panelists: Evan Carb, Attorney, Law Offices of Evan D. Carb
Amy Davis-Moore, Communications Specialist/Consultant, North Carolina Comm. College EBS Consortium
Brandon Bullis, Director, Spectrum Development, Clearwire Corporation

The session will describe how one wireless operator of EBS spectrum is working with its educational partners to insure that the licensees meet their Substantial Service requirement and protect both of their interests in the EBS license.

Wednesday, March 2
2:00 pm (EST)

“FCC Update”

Panelists: Paul Sinderbrand, Attorney, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Edwin Lavergne, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Todd Gray, NEBSA FCC Counsel

There are a number of FCC regulatory initiatives that affect EBS Licensees. The panel will discuss these issues, including licensing of EBS white space licensing waivers, technical rule changes and spectrum issues related to the National Broadband Plan. Panelists will respond to questions from the audience.