The FCC and the States: A Division of Authority

Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Teleforum
Start : Friday, November 01, 2013 01:00 PM
End : Friday, November 01, 2013 02:00 PM

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Federalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Featured Speakers:
Gregory E. Sopkin
Paul Kjellander
David W. Danner
Randolph J. May


This Teleforum conference call will examine how the Federal Communications Commission and states can work together to address the transition from circuit-switched to Internet Packet (IP) telecommunications. Our experts will address the recent National Association of Regulatory Utility Commssionsers Task Force Report on Cooperative Federalism. Anticipated 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

Call begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Related Materials:
NARUC Federalism Task Force Report: Cooperative Federalism and Telecom in the 21st Century