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Policy Forum on Market Entry Barriers
Faced by Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
in the Communications Industry


Tuesday, December 12, 2000
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
445 12th Street, SW
Commission Meeting Room
Washington, DC 20554

I. EVENT COMMENCEMENT

9:30 9:37

  • Opening

Chairman William E. Kennard

9:37 9:42

  • Remarks

Commissioner Susan Ness

9:42 9:47

  • Remarks

Commissioner Gloria Tristani

9:47 10:00
  • Introduction of Participants

Chairman William E. Kennard

II. PRESENTATION OF MEB STUDIES

10:00 10:05

  • Overview of Law and Studies

Ms. Sharon Bradford Franklin,
Special Counsel, FCC

10:05 10:20

  • Content / Ownership Study

Prof. Al Hammond,
Prof. Laurie Mason,
Santa Clara University

10:20 10:35

  • Capital Markets /Auction Regression Study

  • Auction Utilization Study

Prof. William Bradford
Univ. of Washington

 

10:35 10:50

  • Broadcast Licensing Study
Mr. Jon Silverman,
KPMG

10:50 11:05

  • Historical Study

Ms. Janet Smith
Ivy Planning Group

11:05 11:10

  • Break
 
  1. Roundtable Discussion

11:10 12:25

  • Discussion

Study authors, civil rights experts, and industry practitioners

12:25 12:45

  • Q&A

IV. EVENT CLOSING

12:45 12:50

  • Closing Remarks

Commissioner Tristani

12:50 12:55

  • Closing Remarks

Commissioner Ness

12:55 1:00

  • Closing

Chairman Kennard