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FCC officials to hold local meetings

(KNZA)--A series of meetings are planned in both Kansas and Nebraska to address telecommunication issues affecting residents of those states.

According to a news release, the meetings are being headed up by members of the Federal Communication Commission’s Outreach Division.

The release says the team will meet with community leaders and groups to share information and resources regarding telecommunication issues that affect their daily lives including the latest telecom scams targeting consumers.

Local stops are planned, including two on Friday afternoon, September 20 in Brown County.

The first will be held at 1:00 in Hiawatha, with a public meeting at the Brown County Services for the Elderly, located at 813 Oregon Street. That will be followed at 2:00 by a apublic meeting with Brown County Officials at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

The team will then travel to Doniphan County, where a public meeting with County officials will be held at 4:00 at 120 East Chestnut Street, in Troy.

Meetings with local leaders are also planned in Troy, Seneca, and Marysville, but those will be closed to the public.

Additional public meetings will be held Saturday, September 21, beginning at 9:30 that morning at the Atchison Public Library, located at 401 Kansas Avenue, in Atchison.

The final local stop will follow that afternoon in Leavenworth, where a public presentation will be held at the Leavenworth Public Library, located at 417 Spruce Street.

A private meeting with local leaders in Oskaloosa is also planned for September 21.

Topics to be addressed at the public meetings include robocalls, spoofing, protecting mobile devices from loss or theft, how to file complaints and comments with the FCC, and the Broadcast Television Transition, and possible affects it might have on consumers.

According to the release, the local visit is the fifth in a series of trips designed to build partnerships with local consumer groups and hear directly from local consumers and community members.



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