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The FCC's IP Technology Transition Order
Key issues and implications

August 25, 2015

Who Should Order This Homestudy

Attorneys, executives in telecommunications and IT industries - including ALL wireline, wireless and broadband providers, incumbent telephone and rural carriers. As well as enterprise communications and information technology (CIT) users, mobile providers, CLECs, Social Media companies, Cloud, VOIP, cable, "over the top" and other broadband providers

Why You Should Order

Last year, the FCC approved a series of telephone carrier experimental initiatives to help bring about the so-called "IP transition:" The migration of today's legacy copper telephone networks to an "all IP" technology for delivery of broadband, video, data and other advanced services. The disruptive effects for both incumbent and competitive carriers, broadband and "over the top" IP providers and others were just starting to emerge.

On August 7, 2015, the FCC released its long-awaited, 179 page order that addresses several issues associated with the IP transition. This order has important ramifications for providers and customers as incumbent carriers retire their copper lines and other circuit switched facilities. Among other things, incumbent carriers must give notice to competitors and enterprise users, comply with "Title II" exit regulations as they wind down their circuit switched (TDM) connections, and provide competitors with IP replacements for wholesale access under "reasonably comparable" rates, terms and conditions.

We hope you can join us on this ninety-minute TeleBriefing as we address these complicated and controversial issues.

What You Will Learn

What Attendees Said


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

11:00 am

The FCC's IP Technology Transition Order

Introduction & Overview

Walt Sapronov, Esq., Moderator, Partner
Sapronov and Associates, P.C. / Atlanta, GA

Practical Ramifications of Copper Retirements And The Migration To IP Services

Douglas G. Bonner, Esq., Partner
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP / Washington, DC

Bennett L. Ross, Esq., Partner
Wiley Rein LLP / Washington, DC

12:30 pm

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



Individual rate: $195

Group rate: $130 per person attending on the same line

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Our Distinguished Panel

Walt Sapronov, partner, Sapronov & Associates, P.C., is experienced in telecommunications transactions, regulation and privacy matters and has represented numerous wireless, VOIP, CLEC and cable competitors in interconnection negotiations and other commercial transactions. More recently, his practice involves counseling clients on next generation, wireless broadband and other IP technology of the type to be discussed in this program.

Douglas G. Bonner, partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, is experienced in representing wireline and wireless telecommunications providers, cable TV, VoIP and broadcast companies in FCC, FTC and state regulatory proceedings, as well as in telecommunications-related litigation. Representing a facilities-based competitive carrier, Mr. Bonner arbitrated several of the first interconnection agreements approved under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, including the first one reviewed by a federal court of appeals.

Bennett L. Ross, partner, Wiley Rein LLP, is experienced in the communications industry and provides strategic advice to telecommunications carriers, equipment manufacturers, technology companies, investment firms, and industry trade associations. He represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state public service commissions in rulemakings, enforcement proceedings, and transactions involving regulated entities.