|Federal Communications Commission
1919 - M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
|News media information 202 / 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand 202 / 418-2830
January 9, 1998
OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL AND
The Office of General Counsel and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will
hold a public forum on Wednesday, January 21, 1998, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m , to
receive ideas regarding streamlining or deregulation of Commission regulations administered
by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau during the first biennial review of Commission
regulations. Although the 1996 Act only requires the Commission to review its rules
applicable to telecommunications service providers and its broadcast ownership rules as part
of the biennial regulatory review pursuant to Section 11 of the Communications Act, the
Commission has determined that the first biennial review presents an excellent opportunity
for a serious top-to-bottom examination of all the Commission's regulations. The public
forum will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (Room 856), 1919 M Street, NW,
Washington, DC. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.|
The public forum will focus on such topics as: (1) streamlining WTB data collection processes and application information; (2) modification of licensing rules to permit increased operational flexibility, to promote technical innovation, to develop workable sharing criteria, and to clarify the Commission's role in facilitating coordination among licensees; and (3) review of existing limits on spectrum ownership and what competitive criteria would justify relaxing or repealing such limitations. The Bureau is actively seeking to streamline its procedures, process and rules. This forum will serve as a mechanism for welcoming all ideas.
The public forum will be carried live on the Internet. Internet users may listen to the real-time audio feed of the public forum 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 for this home page is http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/.
Office of General Counsel contact: Linda Morrison at (202) 418-1720