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Federal Communications Commission
1919 M Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554

Meeting Agenda

A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information (202) 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand (202) 418-2830

December 11, 1997


The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subject listed below on Thursday, December 18, 1997, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

1 WIRELESS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS TITLE: Amendment of Part 1 of the Commission's Rules -- Competitive Bidding Proceeding (WT Docket No. 97-82); Allocation of Spectrum Below 5 GHz Transferred from Federal Government Use -- 4660-4685 MHz (ET Docket No. 94-32).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action concerning substantive amendment and modifications to the Commission's general competitive bidding rules for all auctionable services that are intended to simplify the Commission's regulations, eliminate unnecessary rules wherever possible and increase the efficiency of the competitive bidding process.

2 MASS MEDIA TITLE: Fees for Ancillary or Supplementary Use of Digital Television Spectrum.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action concerning implementing the transition to digital television (DTV) for existing television broadcasters in accordance with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 regarding fees for ancillary or supplementary use of DTV spectrum.

3 CABLE SERVICES TITLE: Implementation of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 -- Petition for Rulemaking of Ameritech New Media, Inc., Regarding Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution and Carriage (RM-9097)

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a petition for rulemaking concerning enforcement and other matters relating to the Commission's program access rules.

After consideration of these items, the Commission will hold an en banc presentation on the status of competition in the marketplace for multichannel video services.

Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Maureen Peratino or David Fiske, Office of Public Affairs, telephone number (202) 418-0500.

Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC's duplicating contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc. (ITS, Inc.) at (202) 857-3800 or fax (202) 857-3805 and 857-3184. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media which includes, large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape. ITS may be reached by e-mail: Their Internet address is

This meeting can be viewed over George Mason University's Capitol Connection. For information on this service call (703) 993-3100. The audio portion of the meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet via the FCC's Internet audio broadcast page at The meeting can also be heard via telephone, for a fee, from National Narrowcast Network, telephone (202) 966-2211 or fax (202) 966-1770; and from Conference Call USA (available only outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area), telephone 1-800-962-0044. Audio and video tapes of this meeting can be purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, telephone (703) 834-0100; fax number (703) 834-0111.


The summaries listed in this notice are intended for the use of the public attending open Commission meetings. Information not summarized may also be considered at such meetings. Consequently these summaries should not be interpreted to limit the Commission's authority to consider any relevant information.