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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
September 1, 2005                     Janice Wise (202) 418-8165 
janice.wise@fcc.gov


      FCC AND NARUC ANNOUNCE MEMBERS OF JOINT FEDERAL/STATE
            VOIP ENHANCED 911 ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE

Washington, D.C.:  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners 
(NARUC) today announced the names of the ten-member joint 
Federal/State Task Force created July 25, 2005 to facilitate 
compliance with and enforcement of the Commission's VoIP E911 
rules.

Scheduled to begin meeting this month, the members -- whose names 
are listed below -- will discuss topics such as developing 
educational materials to educate consumers about their rights and 
the requirements of the FCC's VoIP E911 order and rules, how best 
to ensure compliance and facilitate enforcement, where necessary, 
and data collection and sharing of best practices.  In addition, 
the Task Force will actively seek input from representatives of 
the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the Association 
of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and state and 
local 911 authorities. Through coordination with these 
associations and authorities, the Task Force seeks to facilitate 
compliance with the Commission's VoIP 911 rules.  
          
     NARUC Representatives:
         Gary Klug, Chief Engineer, Colorado Public Utilities 
          Commission;
         Robert Mayer, Director, Office of Telecommunications, 
          New York State Department of Public Service;
         Jeff Richter, Principal Telecommunications Analyst, 
          Public Service Commission of Wisconsin;
         Eddie Roberson, Chief, Consumer Services and External 
          Affairs Division, Tennessee Regulatory Authority; and
         Steve Wilt, Public Utility Regulatory Analyst - 
          Telecom, Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

     FCC Representatives:
         Joseph Casey, Chief, Spectrum Enforcement Division, 
          Enforcement Bureau;
         Colleen Heitkamp, Chief, Telecommunications Consumers 
          Division, Enforcement Bureau;
         Sue McNeil, Acting Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer & 
          Governmental Affairs Bureau;
         Louis Sigalos, Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach 
          Division, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau; and
         Julie Veach, Acting Chief, Competition Policy Division, 
          Wireline Competition Bureau.
                              -FCC-