Federal Communications Commission
A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission
January 22, 1998
ADDITIONAL ITEM TO BE CONSIDERED
DELETION OF AGENDA ITEMS FROM JANUARY 29TH OPEN MEETING
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, January 29, 1998, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
|1||MASS MEDIA||TITLE: Advanced Television Systems and Their
Impact Upon the Existing Television Broadcast
Service (MM Docket No. 87-268).
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider petitions for reconsideration filed in response to the Commission's Fifth Report and Order in the digital television proceeding.
|2||COMMON CARRIER||TITLE: Computer III Further Remand
Proceedings: Bell Operating Company Provision
of Enhanced Services (CC Docket No. 95-20);
1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Review of
Computer III and ONA Safeguards and
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action concerning the provision by Bell Operating Companies of intraLATA enhanced services. This item is also part of the Commission's 1998 biennial review of regulations.
|3||COMMON CARRIER||TITLE: Billed Party Preference for InterLATA
0+ Calls (CC Docket No. 92-77).
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider proposed rules concerning charges and practices of operator services providers (OSPs) in connection with calls from public phones and other aggregator locations such as payphones, hotels, hospitals, and educational institutions.
After consideration of these items, the Commission will hold an en banc presentation on the status of local telephone competition.
Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Maureen Peratino or David Fiske, Office of Public Affairs, telephone number (202) 418-0500.
Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC's duplicating contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc. (ITS, Inc.) at (202) 857-3800 or fax (202) 857-3805 and 857-3184. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media which includes, large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape. ITS may be reached by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Their Internet address is http://www.itsi.com.
This meeting can be viewed over George Mason University's Capitol Connection. For information on this service call (703) 993-3100. The audio portion of the meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet via the FCC's Internet audio broadcast page at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/. The meeting can also be heard via telephone, for a fee, from National Narrowcast Network, telephone (202) 966-2211 or fax (202) 966-1770; and from Conference Call USA (available only outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area), telephone 1-800-962-0044. Audio and video tapes of this meeting can be purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, telephone (703) 834-0100; fax number (703) 834-0111.
The summaries listed in this notice are intended for the use of the public attending open Commission meetings. Information not summarized may also be considered at such meetings. Consequently these summaries should not be interpreted to limit the Commission's authority to consider any relevant information.
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|January 22, 1998|
FCC TO CONDUCT JANUARY 29 PRESENTATION ON STATUS OF LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPETITION
The Federal Communications Commission will conduct an en banc presentation on the status of local telephone competition as part of the Commission's open agenda meeting on Thursday, January 29, 1998. This special presentation by trade association and local exchange carrier officials will commence at approximately 10:45 a.m. in the FCC meeting room, Room 856. The presenters will be:
Heather Gold, President, Association for Local Telecommunication Services (ALTS)The Commission will hear reports on the status of local telephone competition, and presentations on specific experiences of companies that have entered the local exchange telephone business.
Chairman William E. Kennard said, "I am delighted to continue this series of en banc presentations that bring industry representatives into our monthly meeting process to share perspectives, and enter into a dialogue with the Commissioners, on key issues affecting telecommunications policy." At the December 18, 1997 agenda meeting, the Commission heard three presenters discuss the status of competition in the multichannel video industry. A future presentation will focus on competition in the long distance industry.
Copies of presentation material will be available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.fcc.gov/enbanc/
For more information, please contact Larry Strickling (202-418-1877) or Michael Riordan (202-418-2043). Members of the news media should contact David Fiske at (202- 418-0513) or Rochelle Cohen (202-418-0253).