|Federal Communications Commission
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October 2, 1998
COMMISSION'S BANDWIDTH TASK FORCE AND COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ANNOUNCE PANELISTS AND TOPICS FOR FIRST TWO ADVANCED SERVICES TECHNICAL ROUNDTABLES
As previously announced on September 24, 1998, the Commission's Bandwidth Task Force
and Common Carrier Bureau will host three roundtables to discuss technical issues related to
deployment of advanced services. These roundtables will permit representatives from
different segments of the telecommunications industry to address the technical issues with
respect to each of these topics.|
The participants in the first two roundtable discussions and the topics to be discussed are outlined below:
Technical Issues Relating to the Provision of Advanced Services Over the Local Loop: Loop Qualification and Subloop Unbundling: Tuesday, October 6, 1998, 1:30-5:00pm
Technical Issues Relating to the Use of Different Advanced Services Technologies: Spectrum Interference in the Copper Loop: Thursday, October 8, 1998, 2:00-5:00pm
Participants and topics for the third panel, Technical Issues Relating to the Collocation of Equipment used to Provide Advanced Services, scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 1998, 2:00-5:00pm, will be announced in a subsequent Public Notice.
The roundtables also will be carried live on the Internet. Internet users may listen to the real- time audio feed of the roundtables by accessing the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page. Step-by-step instructions on how to listen to the audio broadcast, as well as information regarding the equipment and software needed, are available on the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page at www.fcc.gov/realaudio/. The Internet broadcast also will be available in the Commission's RealAudio archives on completion of the meeting, at the same Home Page.
The roundtables are open to the public, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. If time permits, audience members will be encouraged to ask questions of the roundtable participants.
For information on obtaining a videotape of the roundtables, please contact the Commission's Audio-Visual Office at (202) 418-0460. Audio and video tapes of the roundtables may also be purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, by calling Infocus at (703) 834-0100 or by faxing Infocus at (703) 834-0111.
For additional information contact: Elizabeth Nightingale or Jason Oxman at