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Statements of
William E. Kennard




2001
1/19/01 Letter to Chairman of Committee of Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding Digital Television
1/19/01 Biennial Review - Review of the Commission’s Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion to Digital Television
1/18/01 Notice of Inquiry on Interactive Television
1/18/01 Thanks to Chief of Staff, Kathryn Brown
1/18/01 Report to Congress on the Public Interest Obligations of Television Broadcasters as They Transition to Digital Television
1/16/01 D.C. Circuit's Decision in MD/D.C./DE Broadcasters Association v. FCC
1/12/01 Resignation Announcement
1/11/01 Conditioned Approval of AOL Time Warner Merger


2000
12/21/00 Low Power FM Radio
12/18/00 Verizon 271 Filing
12/8/00 Definition of Radio Markets, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
12/7/00 NCTA Diversity Committee
11/9/00 Part 68 Streamlining
11/9/00 Development of Secondary Markets for Spectrum
11/3/00 NBC Television Presidential Election Coverage
10/25/00 AT&T's Restructuring Announcement
10/16/00 En Banc Hearing On The Public Interest Obligations of Television Broadcasters
10/13/00 Spectrum Requirements for Advanced Wireless Services
10/12/00 Court of Appeals Order on Political Editorial and Personal Attack Rules
10/12/00 FCC Actions to Allocate Additional Wireless Spectrum
10/12/00 Competitive Networks Proceeding
10/12/00 Unauthorized Release of Commission Documents
10/11/00 Supreme Court Decision to Deny Nextwave’s Request for Review
10/2/00 Low Power FM
10/2/00 EchoStar Announcement of Political Candidate Airtime
9/29/00 Television Networks and Station Groups Elevating Coverage of the Political Campaigns
9/28/00 Notice of Inquiry Into High-Speed Internet Service
9/22/00 Adoption of Order on Reconsideration of Low Power FM Radio Service
9/18/00 Personal Attack and Political Editorial Rule Proceeding
9/14/00 Proposal to Standardize Public Disclosure Requirements
9/14/00 Order Extending the Children's Television Filing Requirement and the Notice Exploring Children's Television in the Digital Age
9/11/00 Urban Institute's E-Rate Evaluation
9/7/00 Testimony before the United States House of Representatives, The Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection
9/6/00 Nextwave Reconsideration Order
9/1/00 AMFM Inc./Clear Channel Inc. Transfer of Control
8/25/00 Adopted Rules for the C and F Block Auction
8/3/00 Report on Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans
8/3/00 Approval of Intelsat's License Applications
8/1/00 The New York Section 271 Court Victory
7/31/00 Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Postponed Until March 6, 2001, Public Notice, WT Docket 99-168
7/27/00 En Banc Hearing on AOL/Time Warner Merger
7/26/00 Mexico DARS Agreement Signing
7/24/00 Regulator's 'Best Practices' for Creating Open Markets
7/24/00 President Clinton's Global Digital Divide Initiative
7/21/00 Anniversary of ADA and Supporting Three Disability Commission Items
7/18/00 "Internet Freedom Act" and the "Internet Growth and Development Act", Before the Committee on the Judiciary, US House of Representatives
7/18/00 Iowa Utilities Board v. FCC
7/14/00 U.S. GPS Industry Council, American Airlines and United Airlines, Consolidated Petition for Reconsideration of Waivers Issued under Delegated Authority by the Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Order
6/30/00 SBC Texas Section 271 Application Approval
6/27/00 U.S. Department of Justice Action on Proposed Worldcom-Sprint Merger
6/23/00 AT&T Tariff Filing
6/22/00 700 MHz Memorandum Opinion and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
6/22/00 AT&T v. City of Portland
6/16/00 Commission’s Approval of Bell Atlantic/GTE Merger
6/8/00 Establishment of a New Wireless Medical Telemetry Service
6/8/00 Tribal Land Decisions
6/7/00 AT&T Rate Increase - second statement
6/7/00 AT&T Rate Increase
6/7/00 Consent Decree Between the Commission and MCI WorldCom
6/5/00 Conditioned Approval of AT&T-MediaOne Merger - Press Statement
6/5/00 Conditioned Approval of AT&T-MediaOne Merger
6/1/00 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the C and F Block Auction
5/30/00 Broadcast Biennial Review Report, (MM Docket No. 98-35)
5/25/00 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Decision Granting the FCC's Petition for a Writ of Mandamus
5/24/00 NCTA/CEA Letter
5/19/00 U.S. Appeals Court Decision Upholding Statute on Cable TV Ownership Limits
5/9/00 Statement to Cable Industry "Markets Can Work, but Police Your Own"
5/3/00 Statement on Ruling in Time Warner-Disney Dispute
5/2/00 Disney/ABC and Time Warner Dispute
4/18/00 Statement Regarding FCC Lifeline Announcement
4/13/00 Response to House Vote to Cut the Number of Community Radio Stations by 80%
4/13/00 Closed Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming and Accessiblity of Emergency Programming
4/13/00 Compatibility of Digital Television Receivers and Cable Systems
4/13/00 Telephone Slamming Order
4/13/00 E-Rate To Receive Full Funding $186 Million to be sent this week
4/7/00 Reiteration of Willingness to Work with National Public Radio on Low Power FM Issues
4/3/00 SBC 271 Filing
3/31/00 Transmittal Letter to Congress and the President Releasing the FCC's Annual Performance Report for Fiscal Year 1999
3/29/00 FCC's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Estimates, United States House of Representatives
3/29/00 Low Power FM Radio Initiative - on Action by the House Commerce Committee
3/27/00 Low Power FM Radio Initiative
3/23/00 Letter to Congressman Bart Gordon regarding NextWave Telecom ads
3/21/00 FCC's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Estimates, United States Senate
3/17/00 Notice of Inquiry on Software Defined Radio
3/14/00 Before the House Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection on the Telecommunications Merger Review Act of 2000
3/9/00 FCC Approval of Qwest / US WEST Merger
3/9/00 Adoption of Rules for Upcoming Guard Band Manager Auction
3/1/00 Joint FCC/FTC Policy on Long-Distance/Dial-Around Advertising
2/29/00 Memorandum of Understanding Between America Online and Time Warner Regarding Non-Discriminatory Access for ISPs to its Cable Networks
2/25/00 Calls Proposal
2/23/00 Industry Agreement Will Jump Start Digital Television
2/14/00 USA Networks, Inc.'s Creation of Kaitz Foundation Broadcasting and New Media Programs for Women and Minorities
2/10/00 NextWave Bankruptcy Decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1/27/00 Tells Portuguese Telecom Industry that Continued Growth of Internet Depends on True and Full Competition in Telecom Marketplace
1/21/00 Industry Decision to Provide Telecommunications Access for People With Disabilities
1/20/00 Review of the Commission's Broadcast and Cable EEO Rules and Policies
1/20/00 Creation of a Low Power Radio Service (MM 99-25)
1/19/00 Agenda 2000 and The Third Millennium Commission
1/14/00 FCC's Sixth Annual Video Competition Report
1/14/00 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
1/12/00 Letter in Response to January 6 Congressional Letter on WQED/Cornerstone/Paxson TV Decision and Religious Broadcasting
1/12/00 FCC Informs Court That NextWave Licenses Have Cancelled and Sets Date for Auction
1/6/00 Report and Order Establishing Licensing and Service Rules for 700 MHz Spectrum
1/4/00 U.S. COURT APPEALS Decision to deny an emergency stay in AT&T v. FCC


1999
12/29/99 Applications of WQED Pittsburgh and Cornerstone Television, Inc. For Consent to the Assignment of License of Noncommercial Educational Station WQEX(TV), Channel *16, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12/22/99 Second Circuit Decision in FCC v. NextWave
12/22/99 Press Briefing on FCC Decision on Bell Atlantic 271 Application for New York
12/15/99 Notice of Inquiry on Public Interest Obligations of TV Broadcast Licensees
12/6/99 AT&T-MindSpring Agreement
11/29/99 NAACP Public Hearing on Diversity in Network Television
11/29/99 New Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVA) Passed by Congress & Signed by the President
11/18/99 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Video Description
11/5/99 FCC Licensing of Localized Television Broadcasting of Automobile Drag Races from a Race Track in Ennis, Texas to its Parking Lot
11/3/99 Broadcasters' Leadership in Creating Major Investment Fund to Boost Women & Minority Ownership
10/14/99 Telecommunications for All Americans
10/13/99 Passage of Wireless 911 Legislation
10/12/99 Federal-State Joint Conference
10/6/99 SBC-Ameritech Merger
10/5/99 Proposed Merger of MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corp.
9/29/99 Bell Atlantic's 271 Filing in New York
9/15/99 Direct Access to INTELSAT
9/9/99 Kermit the Frog V-Chip Public Service Announcement
9/8/99 Proposed VIACOM-CBS Merger
8/25/99 Wall Street Journal Op-ed: How to End the World Wide Wait
8/12/99 Draft Strategic Plan for 21st Century
8/11/99 Ameritech
8/10/99 Local and State Government Advisory Committee
8/5/99 Broadcast Ownership Items
8/2/99 5th Circuit's Universal Service Ruling
7/27/99 Reaffirmation of Commitment to ADA for the Information Age
7/14/99 Rules & Policies for Telecommunications Equipment & Services for People with Disabilities
7/1/99 White House Intention to Nominate Susan Ness for a Second Term as a FCC Commissioner
6/29/99 SBC/Ameritech Proposal on Market Opening Conditions to Address April 1st Letter on Merger
6/23/99 DC Circuit Order Granting the FCC Motion for Stay
6/22/99 Telmex-AT&T Settlement Rate Agreement
6/17/99 Application of Great Empire Broadcasting, Inc. and Journal Broadcast Corp. for Transfer of Control of Omaha Great Empire Broadcasting, Inc., licensee of WOW(AM) and WOW(FM), Omaha, Nebraska; File Nos. BTC-980831GH and BTCH-980831GI
6/10/99 "Wireless Day"
6/10/99 American Consumers Paying Less for Long Distance Today
6/8/99 D.C. Circuit Court Decision in US WEST V. FCC
6/3/99 Settlement Rate Enforcement for Cyprus and Kuwait
5/27/99 Funding for the Second Year of the Schools and Libraries and Rural Health Care Universal Support Mechanisms
5/27/99 Federal-State Joint Board Recommendations Regarding High-Cost Support for Non-Rural LECs
5/27/99 Telephone Numbering Exhaust Notice
5/26/99 Written and Oral Testimony Before the Senate Commerce Committee
5/19/99 ITTA Petition for Forbearance
5/19/99 Grant of EchoStar/MCI Transfer Application
5/13/99 FCC Rules to Improve E911 Services
5/13/99 Roundtable Discussion on Low Power FM
5/10/99 Chairman Kennard's Statement, West Lawn, The White House
5/6/99 Conditions for SBC-Ameritech Merger
4/30/99 DTV Implementation Rules Effective May 1st
4/21/99 American Advertising Federation News Conference
4/14/99 Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary On the Federal Communications Commission's Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Estimates
4/14/99 Alternative Settlement Arrangements with Mexico
4/8/99 Seniors Should Know Their Rights as Cable Consumers
4/7/99 Ameritech and SBC Response to the Chairman's Request for a Dialogue
4/6/99 Long Distance Rates
4/1/99 Letter to Ameritech Corporation & SBC Communications, Inc. on Applications of SBC Communications Inc. and Ameritech Corp. for Transfer of Control
4/1/99 USSB/DIRECTV
3/31/99 Cable Consumer Bill of Rights Campaign [ News Release ]
3/25/99 Statement before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary, Committee on Appropriations, on the Federal Communications Commission's Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Estimates
3/18/99 FCC's Action to Increase Consumer Access to Long Distance Rate Information
3/17/99 Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection on Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission with Report "A New FCC for the 21st Century"
3/15/99 Visit to the Vine Street Elementary School in Los Angeles in Support of the "E-rate" Program
2/25/99 Commission's Adoption of Order Addressing Payment of Reciprocal Compensation for Internet-bound Traffic
2/17/99 Funding of Rural Schools and Libraries
2/17/99 AT&T - TCI Merger
2/16/99 Minority Broadcast Ownership
2/2/99 Satellite Delivery of Network Signals to Unserved Households for Purposes of the Satellite Home Viewer Act
1/28/99 Low Power Radio Service
1/28/99 Report on the Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans
1/25/99 Supreme Court Ruling on AT&T Corp. et al. V. Iowa Utilities Board et al, Nos. 97-826 et al.
1/20/99 EC Statement of Support for ITU Process on Setting New Mobile Telecommunications Standards
1/19/99 Supreme Court's Denial of Cert in Fifth Circuit Bill of Attainder Case
1/13/99 Release of Advertising Study of the Impact of Advertising Practices on Minority-Owned and Minority-Formatted Broadcast Stations
1/12/99 Court Decision Upholding the FCC's Benchmarks Order
1/7/99 Agenda for the FCC for 1999



1998
12/30/98 Re-appointment of Cheryl L. Parrino as Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Administrative Company
12/22/98 U.S.-Mexico Mobile-Satellite Service Agreement
12/22/98 D.C. Circuit Opinion on BellSouth Corporation v. FCC
12/21/98 Biennial Review Process
12/18/98 Proposals from the President's Advisory Committee on the Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters
12/17/98 Annual Assesment of the Status of Competition in Markets for the Delivery of Video Programming, CS Dkt. 98-102
12/17/98 Proposal to Allocate the 3650-3700 MHz Band for Fixed Services
12/7/98 Companies' Request for Guidelines on High-Speed Networks
12/4/98 Public Notice on Universal Service Contribution Factors
12/3/98 Initiation of Resolution of Some of the Outstanding Issues that have Impeded Telecom Competition in Mexico
11/30/98 EchoStar-News Corp-MCI Announcement
11/24/98 International Bureau's Actions Concerning Accounting Rates on the United States/Mexico Route and Potential Violations of Telmex/Sprint Communications' Authorization to Serve Mexico
11/20/98 Implementation of Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Preempting Restrictions on Over-the-Air Reception Devices
11/19/98 Equal Employment Opportunity Rules and Policies
11/19/98 2 GHz Mobile-Satellite MO&O, Third NPRM, and Order ET Docket No. 95-18
11/19/98 Implementation of Section 25 of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, Direct Broadcast Satellite Public Interest Obligations, MM Docket No. 93-25
11/19/98 NGSO-FSS Proceeding
11/19/98 FCC Re-evaluation of the CMRS Spectrum Cap
11/5/98 Reply to Congressman Boucher's Letter about the Preliminary Injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Relating to the Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVA)
10/22/98 FCC's FY 1999 Budget
10/22/98 CALEA Further NPRM
10/20/98 Election of Yoshio Utsumi to Be next Itu Secretary General
10/13/98 FCC v. Iowa Utilities Board
10/13/98 FCC's Review of BellSouth's Second Application to Provide In-Region, InterLATA Services in the State of Louisiana
10/6/98 Digital Television Transition
10/5/98 Access Charge Reform
9/29/98 Suspension of EEO Form Submission Pending Revision of FCC EEO Rules
9/28/98 FCC's Qwest Decision
9/17/98 Closed Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming; Implementation of Section 305 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
9/17/98 Implementation of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Universal Licensing System
9/15/98 Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod v. FCC
9/14/98 Merger of WORLDCOM and MCI
9/11/98 Extension of CALEA Compliance Date
9/4/98 Letter to Senator McCain and Representative Bliley Relating to the Satellite Home Viewer Act
9/4/98 September 4 Fifth Circuit Decision
8/19/98 Access Decision
8/19/98 C Block Fourth Report and Order and Reauction
8/13/98 Letter to NCTA and CEMA calling on industry to work together on DTV compatibility
8/7/98 TELMEX
8/6/98 FCC's Actions to Promote Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Services by All Providers
7/28/98 Proposed Bell Atlantic/GTE Merger
7/22/98 The Release of Local Exchange Company Best Practices to Combat "Cramming"
7/17/98 Referral of Issues to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service
7/17/98 Calea Meeting with Attorney General
7/16/98 Letter to the Schools and Libraries Corporation requesting that they complete certain actions before they issue any funding commitment letters
7/14/98 Meeting with Broadcast Executives on Minority Issues
7/14/98 Adoption of Rules for Location Monitoring Service Licenses
7/2/98 Receipt of the Universal Service Administrative Co.'s Reorganization Plan
7/1/98 US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at the Field Hearing on Universal Service in Anchorage, Alaska
6/24/98 AT&T and TCI Proposed Merger
6/23/98 PCIA's Broadband Personal Communications Services Alliance's Petition for Forbearance for Broadband Personal Communications Services
6/23/98 Applauding Jimmy Smits' Call for Promoting Opportunity in the Entertainment Industry
6/22/98 Schools and Libraries Funding Mechanism
6/17/98 District Court Upholding Radio Licensing Requirement in Dunifer Pirate Radio Case
6/12/98 FCC Adoption of Plan to Reform Schools and Libraries Discount Procedures
6/11/98 TV Set Top Boxes and Navigation Devices
6/11/98 Radio Technical Rule Streamlining Action
6/10/98 Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission Before the Subcommittee on Communications; Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; United States Senate
6/8/98 Response to NextWave's Filing of Bankruptcy
6/8/98 Appeal Filed by the U.S. Department of Justice from the April 24, 1998 Ruling in the GWI Bankruptcy Case by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D.Texas)
6/5/98 Response to the Court of Appeals Ruling Denying Nextwave's Motion for Stay of the C-Block Election Date
6/5/98 Effort to Hook Up Schools and Libraries
6/2/98 Regarding Information in Phone Bills
5/29/98 Petition for Rehearing In Banc on the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod v. FCC Opinion
5/28/98 AT&T Long Distance Announcement
5/21/98 U S West/Ameritech/Quest Agreement
5/20/98 Galaxy 4 Satellite
5/20/98 Industry Discussions on Cramming
5/15/98 Court Ruling in Bellsouth v. FCC
5/14/98 Third Annual Commercial Mobile Radio Services Competition Report
5/13/98 Senate Action on Slamming
5/12/98 Justice Department's Action on PRIMESTAR
5/11/98 Potential Merger of SBC and Ameritech
5/8/98 Issues Report to Congress on Administration of Universal Service Support for Schools and Libraries
5/6/98 Bell Atlantic's Announced Action on Cramming
4/28/98 Year 2000, Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate
4/22/98 Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Bandwidth
4/14/98 D.C. Circuit Opinion on the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod v. FCC
4/10/98 Report to Congress on Universal Service
4/6/98 Bell Atlantic's Commitments Regarding Entry under Section 271
4/2/98 April 2, 1998 Commission Meeting
4/2/98 Implementation of Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
3/27/98 Petitions to Set Technical Standards for Wiretapping
3/25/98 Section 271 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Before the Subcommittee on Communications of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate
3/25/98 Federal Communications Commission's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Estimates Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives
3/24/98 Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services
3/19/98 Federal Communications Commission's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Estimates Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate
3/12/98 Launch of Biennial Review of Broadcast Ownership Rules
3/12/98 FCC Approval of V-Chip Ratings and Manufacturer's Standard
3/4/98 Before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate
2/25/98 Current Dispute Between Telmex and U.S. Carriers
2/19/98 Preliminary Views in Support of FCC Authority to Require Broadcasters to Provide Free or Reduced-Rate Air Time to Political Candidates
2/18/98 Adopting Final DTV Allotments and Rules
2/4/98 BellSouth's 271 Application to Provide Long Distance Service in Louisiana
2/3/98 Local Multipoint Distribution Service. Third Order on Reconsideration
1/30/98 Second Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Priorities for 1998
1/26/98 Granting of Certiorari
1/13/98 Fourth Annual Report on Competition in Video Markets
1/6/98 Reallocation to Public Safety and Other Uses of Current Broadcast Channels 60-69
1/5/98 Proposed SBC/SNET Merger


1997
12/24/97 FCC's Action on BellSouth's South Carolina Section 271 Application
12/18/97 Broadcaster Build-Out of Digital Television
12/1/97 Revision of the FCC's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems
11/25/97 Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market
11/19/97 Filing of Petition for Writ of Certiorari
11/18/97 Biennial Review of FCC Regulations Begun Early; to be Coordinated by David Solomon.
11/10/97 Response to Announcement of MCI-WORLDCOM Merger
11/7/97 Swearing-in by Vice President Gore
10/29/97 Upon Confirmation as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
10/1/97 Confirmation Hearing before the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, United States Senate



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