CEA Appointed To FCC Consumer Advisory Committee
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin has appointed the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® to serve as one of twenty-six members on the FCC’s third Consumer Advisory Committee. CEA Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs Julie Kearney will represent CEA on the committee, which has been formed to focus on consumer education surrounding the digital television (DTV) transition.
“We are pleased to again be a part of this vital group,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “Consumer education remains paramount to ensure the digital revolution reaches every American television household. We look forward to working with the FCC and members of the Consumer Advisory Committee to ensure this happens successfully.”
CEA is committed to educating consumers, retailers, manufacturers and legislators about the transition to digital television. CEA’s continuous award-winning efforts include websites, printed collateral and media outreach. CEA currently operates various websites that promote the DTV transition through consumer (www.myCEknowhow.com) and retailer education (www.CEknowhow.com). CEA is also a founding member of the DTV Transition Coalition (www.digitalTVtransition.org) which works to ensure educational materials reach a broad U.S audience.
This two-year term Committee is comprised of groups representing consumers, minorities, low income, disability and Native American communities as well as state, local and industry interests. While the Committee will focus on consumer education about DTV, it also will work to ensure access to technology for those with disabilities and focus on the impact of new and emerging technologies to consumers.
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