Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 07-135; High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 05-337; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime, CC Docket 01-92; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45; Lifeline and Link-Up, WC Docket No. 03-109
On Friday, September 16, 2011, the undersigned from the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, together with Stuart Polikoff of the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies, and Gerry Duffy and Derrick Owens on behalf of the Western Telecommunications Alliance (collectively, the “Rural Representatives”) met with Zachary Katz, chief counsel and senior legal advisor to Chairman Julius Genachowski, Sharon Gillett, chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, and Carol Mattey, deputy chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, to discuss matters related to the above-referenced proceedings. Mr. Owens participated in the meeting via telephone.