Federal Communications Commission
A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission
December 10, 1998
The Federal Communications Commission will hold a Open Meeting on the subject listed below on Thursday, December 17, 1998 which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
|1||COMMON CARRIER||TITLE: Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier
Selection Changes Provisions of the
Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Policies and
Rules Concerning Unauthorized Changes of
Consumers Long Distance Carriers (CC Docket
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider
action to implement Section 258 of the Act, which
prohibits a carrier from submitting or executing
changes in a subscriber's telephone service except
in accordance with the Commission's verification
|2||CABLE SERVICES||TITLE: Annual Assessment of the Status of
Competition in Markets for the Delivery of Video
Programming (CS Docket No. 98-102).
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider the
status of competition in markets for the delivery of
|3||INTERNATIONAL||TITLE: Allocation and Designation of Spectrum
for Fixed-Satellite Services in the 37.5-38.5 GHz,
40.5-41.5 GHz, and 48.2-50.2 GHz Frequency
Bands; Allocation of Spectrum to Upgrade Fixed
and Mobile Allocations in the 40.5-42.5 GHz
Frequency Band; Allocation of Spectrum in the
46.9-47.0 GHz Frequency Band for Wireless
Services; and Allocation of Spectrum in the 37.0-38.0 GHz and 40.0-40.5 GHz for Government
Operations (IB Docket No. 97-95, RM-8811).
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a
plan for the 36.0-51.4 GHz band and revision of
the U.S. Table of Frequency Allocations to
accommodate the band plan and proposed
|TITLE: Amendment of the Commission's Rules
with Regard to the 3650-3700 MHz Government
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a
proposal to reallocate the 3650-3700 MHz band
for fixed services, including Fixed Wireless
Access that would promote competition in the
delivery of broadband communications services.
|TITLE: 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review --
Amendment of Parts 2, 25 and 68 of the
Commission's Rules to Further Streamline the
Equipment Authorization Process for Radio
Frequency Equipment, Modify the Equipment
Authorization Process for Telephone Terminal
Equipment, Implement Mutual Recognition
Agreements and Begin Implementation of the
Global Mobile Personal Communications by
Satellite (GMPCS) Arrangements (GEN Docket
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action to: 1) further streamline the equipment authorization process; 2) implement MRAs that would allow the designation of parties in foreign countries to approve equipment as conforming to United States technical requirements; and 3) provide for the interim approval of GMPCS transmitters.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Their Internet address is http://www.itsi.com.
This meeting can be viewed over George Mason University's Capitol Connection. The Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. For information on these services 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 <http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/>. The meeting can also be heard via telephone, for a fee, from National Narrowcast Network, telephone (202) 966-2211 or fax (202) 966-1770. 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.