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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

July 2, 1998


The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, July 9, 1998, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

1 CABLE SERVICES TITLE: Carriage of the Transmissions of Digital Television Broadcast Stations; and Amendments to Part 76 of the Commission's Rules.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider issues relating to the carriage of digital broadcast television stations by cable operators.

TITLE: Implementation of the Tele-communications Act of 1996; Amendment of Rules Governing Procedures to Be Followed When Formal Complaints are Filed Against Common Carriers (CC Docket No. 96-238).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action concerning procedures to create an accelerated docket to handle certain formal complaints filed against common carriers.

After consideration of these items, the Commission will hold an en banc presentation regarding provision of advanced services and expanded bandwidth under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. A Public Notice announcing this en banc hearing was issued June 30, 1998.

Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Maureen Peratino or David Fiske, Office of Public Affairs, telephone number (202) 418-0500; TTY (202) 418-2555.

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; fax (202) 857-3805 and 857-3184; or TTY (202) 293-8810. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, including 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.