This Teleforum conference call examined how the Federal Communications Commission and states can work together to address the transition from circuit-switched to Internet Packet (IP) telecommunications. Our experts addressed the recent National Association of Regulatory Utility Commssionsers Task Force Report on Cooperative Federalism. Topics include how to address 911, consumer protection, and interconnection issues for IP-based services, how jurisdictions can and should be allocated between the FCC and the states, and how NARUC and the states can operate via a “cooperative federalism” model that utilizes federal and state resources to get to the right answers.
- Mr. David W. Danner, Chairman, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
- Hon. Paul Kjellander, President, Idaho Public Utilities Commission
- Mr. Randolph J. May, President, The Free State Foundation
- Moderator: Mr. Gregory E. Sopkin, Partner, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP