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Task Force on Broadband Expansion

The Broadband Task force will work to identify: 1. How some States have successfully shifted state universal service funds from telephone and op ex support to broadband buildout capital support and any lessons learned that other states could utilize; 2. What other state programs are successfully building out broadband, how are they funded, and how are they structured; 3. How NARUC and NARUC members can best work with the FCC to help craft Universal Service Fund programs that will be most successful at expanding broadband into unserved areas; 4. Electric and gas utilities who have successfully leveraged their infrastructure to provide broadband service, including lessons learned from considering any regulatory hurdles, project funding mechanisms, the relative financial success for the utility, how (or should) State commissions incentivize such projects, and whether the overall approach can be replicated elsewhere. 5. Information related to the impacts of rural broadband deployment on economic development, education, healthcare, quality of life, the delivery of public utilities services and its ultimate benefits to customers.


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Chris Nelson
(Chairman)
Chairman
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission     
Biography


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Crystal Rhoades
(Vice Chair)
Commissioner
Nebraska Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Karen Charles Peterson
Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable     
Biography


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Maida J. Coleman
Commissioner
Missouri Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Alexandra Fernandez-Navarro Esq.
Associate Member
Puerto Rico Public Service Regulatory Board     


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Todd Hiett
Commissioner
Oklahoma Corporation Commission     
Biography


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Charlotte R. Lane
Chairman
Public Service Commission of West Virginia     


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Lea Marquez Peterson
Chairwoman
Arizona Corporation Commission     
Biography


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Tremaine L. Phillips
Commissioner
Michigan Public Service Commission     


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Sherry Lichtenberg Ph.D.
(Observer)
Deputy Director
National Regulatory Research Institute     


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James Bradford Ramsay
(Observer)
General Counsel
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners     
Biography