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|June 3, 1998|
FCC TO HOST SPECTRUM AUCTIONS CONFERENCE
The FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities (OCBO), and Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) will host a free conference titled "Auctions '98"
on Wednesday, June 24, 1998, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., at the International
Trade Center in the new Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
This one-day conference is designed to inform potential participants and investors about services proposed for auction by the FCC in the coming year. Topics to be discussed include 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio (lower 80 and general category channels), 220 MHz, Paging, 39 GHz, Location Monitoring Services, Public Coast Stations, broadcast opportunities, and the reauction of FCC-held licenses from prior auctions. There will also be panels on financing and contracting.
FCC Chairman William Kennard will deliver opening remarks. Other prominent speakers include Harold Furchtgott-Roth, FCC Commissioner; Larry Irving, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA); Jere W. Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); Dan Phythyon, Chief, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; and Catherine Sandoval, Director, FCC Office of Communications Business Opportunities.
This annual event affords a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with FCC staff, telecommunications entrepreneurs, and business leaders.
For registration and program information on Auctions '98, please call Ms. Kimberly Sescoe at (202) 546-0775, or contact OCBO at (202) 418-0990. Space is limited, so please call early to register.
Please see the reverse side for the conference schedule.
|8:00 - 8:30 am||Registration|
|8:30 - 8:35 am||Welcome|
Catherine J. K. Sandoval, Director,
FCC Office of Communications Business Opportunities
|8:35 - 9:30 am||Financing for Wireless Telecommunications and Broadcast Industries|
|9:30 - 9:40 am||Opening Remarks|
William E. Kennard, Chairman,
Federal Communications Commission
|9:40 - 10:15 am||Small Business Communications Opportunities|
Larry Irving, Assistant Secretary for Commerce for Communications and Information, NTIA
Jere W. Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, SBA
Dan Phythyon, Chief, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
|10:15 - 11:05 am||Overview of FCC Auctions Procedures and Reauctions|
Amy Zoslov, Chief, FCC Auctions & Industry Analysis Div., WTB
Louis Sigalos, Deputy Chief, FCC Auctions & Industry Analysis Div.
Brett Tarnutzer, Acting Chief, FCC Auctions Operations Branch, WTB
|11:05 - 11:55 pm||Broadcast Opportunities: Proposed broadcast auctions and related opportunities|
|11:55 - 12:30 pm||How to Get FCC information; Filing Your Comments at the FCC|
|12:30 - 1:45 pm||Luncheon|
Harold Furchtgott-Roth, FCC Commissioner
Maceo K. Sloan, Chairman & CEO, Sloan Communications Inc.
|1:45 - 2:45 pm||Auction Opportunities for Paging, SMR, and 220 MHz|
|2:45 - 3:35 pm||Contracting and Resale Opportunities|
|3:50 - 4:55 pm||Auction Opportunities for 39 GHz,|
Location Monitoring Services, Public Coast Stations, and new technologies
|4:55 - 5:00 pm||Closing Remarks|