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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 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 No. 94-129).

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 procedures.

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 video programming.

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 Government operations.




TITLE: Amendment of the Commission's Rules with Regard to the 3650-3700 MHz Government Transfer Band.

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 No. 98-68).

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: Their Internet address is

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 <>. 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.