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Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
News media information 202 / 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand 202 / 418-2830
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov
TTY: 202/418-2555


This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

July 26, 2000



COMMISSION OBSERVES NEW PROCEDURES FOR ENTRANCE TO EN BANC HEARING ON AMERICAN ONLINE AND TIME WARNER APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL
CS DOCKET NO. 00-30




In anticipation of a high level of attendance at the En Banc hearing on America Online, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc. applications for transfer of control (CS Docket No. 00-30), the following procedures will be observed for entrance to the hearing by the general public and the press.

All hearing attendees should go directly to the Commissionís Twelfth Street entrance. All other entrances will be closed to hearing attendees. Upon presentation of appropriate identification and sign-in at the 12th Street Lobby, a ticket will be issued. With the exception of panelists and associates, only ticket holders will be permitted to enter the Commission Meeting Room and designated overflow rooms.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m., July 27, 2000, one ticket per person will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket reservations will not be accepted. Advance tickets obtained through third parties must be exchanged in the 12th Street Lobby. The doors to the Commission Meeting Room and overflow rooms will open at 12:00 noon. The hearing begins at 1:00 p.m. When the Commission Meeting Room has reached its capacity, ticket holders will be directed to the overflow rooms.

Nearby overflow rooms for ticket holders will be available and equipped with closed circuit televisions to view the hearing.

For additional information contact: Linda Senecal at (202) 418-7044 News media contract: Michelle Russo at (202) 418-2358 TTY: (202) 418-7172