|Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
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CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an en banc hearing on July 27, 2000 to discuss issues
pertinent to the joint applications of America Online, Inc. ("AOL") and Time Warner, Inc. ("Time
Warner") for Commission approval of the transfer of control to AOL Time Warner, a new entity, of
licenses and authorizations now held by AOL and Time Warner. The proposed transfer of control would
take place as the result of the merger of AOL and Time Warner.|
Similar to other public forums and en banc hearings held by the Commission on transactions of widespread public interest, the purpose of this en banc hearing is to assist the Commission in its review of the applications and to provide an opportunity for further discussion of issues raised in the proceeding. AOL and Time Warner, as well as consumer, community, and industry representatives will be invited to participate as panelists. Additional information will be provided in a subsequent public notice.
The en banc will be held on July 27, 2000, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Federal Communications Commission in the Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554. The en banc will be open to the public, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. A transcript of the en banc will be available 10 days after the event on the FCC's Internet site. The URL address for the FCC's Internet Home Page is http://www.fcc.gov. Transcripts may be obtained from the FCC's duplicating contractor, International Transcription Service (ITS) at (202) 857-3800 or fax (202) 857-3805 or TTY (202) 293-8810. ITS may be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. ITS's Internet address is http://www.itsdocs.com. The en banc can be viewed over George Mason University's Capitol Connection via the Internet by calling (703) 993-3100 for more information. The audio portion of the en banc will be broadcast live on the Internet via the Commission's Internet audio broadcast page at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio. The en banc can also be heard via telephone, for a fee, from National Narrowcast Network, telephone (202) 966-2211or fax (202) 966-1770. Users must have an account with National Narrowest prior to the en banc. Audio and video tapes of the en banc may be purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20170, by calling Infocus at (703) 834-0100 or by faxing Infocus at (703) 834-0111.
For additional information contact: Linda Senecal at (202) 418-7044