|Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
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February 18, 1998
COMMISSION TO HOLD EN BANC FEBRUARY 19, 1998
The prompt and orderly conduct of the Commission business requires that notice of
this en banc meeting be given within less than 7 days notice.|
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an En Banc on Thursday, February 19, 1998, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm, in Room 856 at 1919 M. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. The En Banc is in connection with the Report to Congress on Universal Service required by statute.
The 1998 appropriations legislation for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, Pub. L. No. 105-119, directs the Commission to undertake a review of the implementation of the provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act) relating to universal service, and to submit a report to Congress no later than April 10, 1998.
At the En Banc, the Commission will hear from panels of experts addressing issues regarding various definitions in the 1996 Act, as well as the payment and receipt of Universal Service contributions by information service providers and telecommunications carriers.
The En Banc is 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.
The En Banc will also be carried live on the Internet. Internet users may listen to the real-time audio feed of the En Banc by accessing the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page. Step-by-step instructions on how to listen to the audio broadcast, as well as information regarding the equipment and software needed, are available on the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page. The URL address for this home page is http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/.
News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253
Action by the Commission on February 18, 1998, Chairman Kennard and Commissioners Ness, Furchtgott-Roth, Powell, and Tristani voting to consider this item.