Adam Shoemaker focuses on the legal and regulatory needs of communications clients before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions. He has drafted and filed designation petitions and advocacy comments throughout the country for wireless eligible telecommunications carriers (“ETCs”) seeking to participate in the Lifeline program, which helps provide telephone service to low-income Americans. As a part of the firm’s Lifeline program team, Adam has wide experience in assisting ETC clients navigate the complex rules and practical realities associated with the Lifeline program at the state and federal levels.
Adam also works with organizations participating in the federal E-rate program. He has experience with various aspects of the E-rate program, including PIA reviews, responding to RFPs, and developing effective advocacy in FCC rulemaking proceedings.
Adam’s experience with the delivery of broadband services to communities in need includes a key role on a grant-writing team whose multimillion dollar proposal would create a broadband Internet infrastructure in American Samoa.