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Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
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DA 00-1139


Released: May 23, 2000

As previously announced (Public Notice 4/13/00, DA 00-862), the FCC will hold a Public Forum addressing issues related to the development of secondary markets for radio spectrum on Wednesday, May 31, 2000, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Public Forum will be held at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC, in the Commission Meeting Room.

The forum will be open to the public and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. FCC Chairman William Kennard and other FCC Commissioners will provide opening remarks followed by three panel discussions structured around the following questions: (1) Can spectrum demand be satisfied in part through secondary markets? (2) What can we learn from other market models? and (3) How can FCC policies facilitate the development of secondary markets? The Commission appreciates all of the requests submitted for participation on the panels and regrets that not all requests could be accommodated. All interested parties are encouraged to attend the forum. The attached agenda provides the names and affiliations of the panelists. Each panelist has been asked to speak for 5-7 minutes. Opportunity for questions and answers will follow each panel.

Dale Hatfield, Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology and Robert Pepper, Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy will moderate the discussions. Chiefs or their designees from the Mass Media Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and International Bureau will also participate in the discussion. The public input received will help FCC staff in preparing recommendations for Commission action, if appropriate, in this area.

The forum will be closed captioned and will be carried live on the Internet through RealAudio from the FCC website at: A transcript of the forum will be available 10 business days after the event on the FCC's Internet site. The URL address for the FCC's Internet Home Page is Transcripts may also be obtained from the FCC's duplicating contractor, International Transcription Service, 1231 20th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, by calling ITS at (202) 857-3800, TTY (202) 293-8810, or faxing ITS at (202) 857-3805.

Audio and video tapes of the forum may be purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, by calling Infocus at (703) 834-0100 or by faxing Infocus at (703) 834-0111. Copies of the transcript in other alternative formats (computer diskette, large print, and Braille) are available to persons with disabilities by contacting Martha Contee at (202) 418-0260 voice, (202) 418-2555 TTY, or at

For additional information contact Lisa Gaisford, Office of Engineering and Technology, 202-418-7280, TTY 202-418-1169 or

News media contact: Meribeth McCarrick, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 202-418-0654, TTY 202-418-7233 or or Linda Parris, Office of Media Relations, 202-418-7121,

Panelist Biographies

Federal Communications Commission
Public Forum on Facilitating Secondary Markets in Spectrum
Wednesday, May 31, 2000, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Preliminary Agenda


Opening Remarks:


Panel Format:

Dale Hatfield, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC

FCC Chairman William Kennard
FCC Commissioners

Dale Hatfield, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC
Robert Pepper, Chief, Office of Plans and Policy, FCC

5-7 minute presentations followed by questions and answers.

Panel 1: How can spectrum demand be satisfied through secondary markets?

Eli Noam*, Professor, Professor and Director of Columbia Institute for TeleInformation,
Columbia University Graduate School of Business
Morgan O'Brien, Vice Chairman, Nextel Communications
Caressa Bennet, Counsel for the Rural Telecommunications Group
Peter Cramton, Chairman, Spectrum Exchange, and
Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Mark Crosby, President and CEO, Industrial Telecommunications Association

Panel 2: What can we learn from other market models?

Sharon Crowe, Vice President, Bandwidth Markets, Williams Communications
Laurence Green, Director, Strategy Unit, U.K. Radiocommunications Agency
Mike Antonovich, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Services, PanAmSat Corporation
Richard Reece, Chairman, Red Bat Communications

Panel 3: How can FCC policies and rules facilitate secondary markets?

Tom Hazlett, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Rich Barth, Vice President and Director of Telecommunications Strategy and Regulation,
Motorola Corporation
Joe Mitola, Consulting Scientist, Mitre Corporation
Michele Farquhar, Attorney, Hogan and Hartson
Robert Shiver, Chief Executive Officer and President, Securicor Wireless Holdings, Inc.

* Invited, but not confirmed.

Panelist Biographies
Panelist Presentations