OPPORTUNITY: FCC Seeks Nominations for Telecommunications Interagency Working Group

From the FCC…

Nominations due: December 20, 2021
By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) seeks nominations for membership on the Telecommunications Interagency Working Group (“Working Group”), a group that is being formed pursuant to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act “to develop recommendations to address the workforce needs of the telecommunications industry.”1 Section 60602 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act directs the Chairwoman of the Commission, in partnership with the Secretary of Labor, to establish this interagency working group by January 14, 2022.2 The Working Group must prepare a report with “recommendations to address the workforce needs of the telecommunications industry, including the safety of that workforce” not later than one year after the Working Group is established.3
Nominations for membership in the Working Group should be submitted to the FCC no later than December 20, 2021. Note: these procedures only apply to the four members of the Working Group from outside organizations that will be appointed by the Chairwoman. Procedures for submitting
nominations are set forth below.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
Pursuant to section 60602(a) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Chairwoman will select four members of the Working Group from outside organizations.4
Accordingly, the Commission seeks nominations and expressions of interest from individuals and organizations in the following categories:
 A representative of a telecommunications industry association;
 A representative of an Indian Tribe or Tribal organization;

 A representative of a rural telecommunications carrier; and
 A representative of a telecommunications contractor firm.5

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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