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Monday, August 15, 2005

Training from the SLD

The word is out: the SLD will be running training in Washington, DC on September 30, for the first 200 people who register. Read more at:
Register at:

There will also be trainings in the New York area and in Southern California. The dates have not been set, but will apparently be in October.

Training outside the DC area is good. And it's great that there will be multiple trainings. However, they have taken the 3-day "Train-the-Trainer" and condensed it into 1 day. How? Entire subject areas are just left out. Here's the agenda:
8:30am - 9:00am Welcome
9:00am - 10:45am ABC's of the Application Process
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:00pm Eligible Services - What's New Part 1
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:45pm Eligible Services - What's New Part 2
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm Understanding the Rules
4:30pm - 5:00pm Q&A

Why is almost half the time dedicated to Eligible Services? Will we see a significant change in this area? One thing's for certain: the Eligible Services List won't be final by then; the FCC posts it for comment before finalizing it, and it hasn't been posted yet, so I don't see how it will be final before September 30th.


  1. Anonymous8:34 PM

    A quick update: As of 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, the workshop is full. So anyone on the West coast who waited until the end of the day to sign up is out of luck.

    Will there be more?

  2. Well, the FCC may make a liar out of me yet. The Eligible Services List has just been posted, with a 9-day (!) comment period. So it's just possible that the new ESL will be out by the end of Sept.