Kansas Rural Independent Telecommunication Coalition 

2019 Fall Conference

October 1 & 2, 2019

Hotel at Old Town

Wichita, KS 



Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 1

Auburn Hills Golf Course: 433 S. 135th Street W. Wichita, KS

8:00 a.m. Golf Tournament, Hot Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Range Opens

9:00 a.m. Golf Tournament, Shotgun Start

1:30 p.m. Lunch and Prizes

4:00—5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in Conference Room (across from the Hotel)

Wednesday, October 2

7:30 a.m. Board Breakfast with Advocacy Partners

7:30 a.m. Member Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Annual Meeting and Update on the Unification Committee

9:30 a.m. How Has the Economic Impact of the Rural Telcos Changed Over the Last 7 years: Evan Habluetzel, Research Assistant at WSU

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Broadband Task Force and other Expectations of the 2010 Session: Sen. Ty Masterson, Chairman of the Senate Utilities Committee

11:15 a.m. Presentation Title TBD: Marci Penner

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. The Legal Update by Your Favorite Attorneys: Mark Caplinger, Tom Gleason, and Colleen Jamison 2:00 pm Washington DC Update: Mike Romano, NTCA Senior VP of Industry Affairs & Business Development,Representative from WTA

3:00 pm Break

3:15 p.m. Advocacy Partners Discussion See next page for details 4:30 p.m Inside Look at the Broadband Task Force and other Legislative Issues

Wednesday, October 2

3:15 p.m. Advocacy Partners Discussion

        • If the KUSF migrates to a broadband fund, what is the impact and would the KUSF then fall within the jurisdiction of the FCC? Jason Palmer, FWA Vice President
        • The concerns about the FCC’s broadband performance testing and what to expect if Kansas adopted this policy. Doug Kitch, CPA, Alexicon Principal
        • What to expect from the FCC and congress regarding the ongoing saga of the inaccuracy of the broadband mapping and locations. Stacey Brigham, TCA Regulatory Director
        • The concerns about the algorithm used by the KCC that causes ILECs to fail the test. Aaron Sedler, Moss Adams Partner
        • ACAM v. Legacy Companies. All Panelists
        • USF Reform Oder of Dec 18, 2018 – What are the implications to the Kansas rural telcos. All Panelists