Adam Shoemaker, CIPT, focuses his practice on a broad array of needs for clients providing technology-enabled services, including telecommunications carriers, cable operators, broadband internet service providers, and media companies. Adam provides practical advice, strategic guidance, and effective advocacy in significant Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rulemaking proceedings and enforcement actions, particularly those centered on the FCC’s Universal Service Fund (“USF”) programs, broadband consumer privacy, and the FCC’s Open Internet rules.
Adam uses his deep knowledge of the federal USF Lifeline, E-rate, and Rural Healthcare programs to advise and advocate for clients during all stages of their participation, both as beneficiaries and contributors to the USF. He has assisted wireless eligible telecommunications carriers (“ETCs”) apply for ETC designation, submitted advocacy comments throughout the country, and has guided clients through Lifeline and E-rate audits.
Adam also advises clients on regulatory questions surrounding domestic and international mergers and acquisitions of telecommunications companies, including navigating approval processes at the FCC and the interagency Team Telecom review. In addition, Adam also has experience with the delivery of broadband services to communities in need: he played a key role writing a multimillion-dollar grant proposal for an international project designed to create a broadband Internet infrastructure in American Samoa.
Adam has presented in numerous webinars and is a regular contributor to DWT’s Lifeline
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