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Federal Communications Commission.


Notice of public meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Public Law 92-463, as amended, this notice advises interested persons of the sixth meeting of the Technological Advisory Council (“Council”), which will be held at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC.


Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 10 a.m.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. S.W., Room TW-C305, Washington DC 20554.

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Kent Nilsson at or 202-418-0845.

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The Council was established by the Federal Communications Commission to provide a means by which a diverse array of recognized technical experts from a variety of interests such as industry, academia, government, citizens groups, etc., can provide advice to the FCC on innovation in the communications industry.

The purpose of this sixth meeting will be to hear and discuss the progress of the three focus groups established by the Council to consider the issues the FCC presented to it at its April 30, 1999 meeting. These issues include: (1) The current state of the art for software defined radios, cognitive radios, and similar devices, future developments for these technologies, and ways that the availability of such technologies might affect the FCC's traditional approaches to spectrum management; and the current state of knowledge of electromagnetic noise levels and the effects of such noise on the reliability of existing and future communications systems; (2) the current technical trends in telecommunications services, changes that might decrease, rather than increase, the accessibility of telecommunications services by persons with disabilities and ways the FCC might best communicate to designers of emerging telecommunications network architectures, the requirements for accessibility; and (3) the telecommunications common carrier network interconnection scenarios that are likely to develop, including the technical aspects of cross network (i.e., end-to-end) interconnection, quality of service, network management, reliability, and operations issues, as well as the deployment of new technologies such as dense wave division multiplexing and high speed packet/cell switching. The Council may also consider such other issues as come before the Council at the meeting.

Members of the general public may attend the meeting. The Federal Communications Commission will attempt to accommodate as many persons as possible. However, admittance will be limited to the seating available. Depending on the Council's progress at this meeting, public participation may be permitted at the discretion of the Council's Chairman. Start Printed Page 49243Interested persons may submit written comments to David Farber, the Council's Designated Federal Officer, before the meeting either by e-mail ( or by U.S. mail to David Farber, Chief Technologist, Room 7-C155, Office of Engineering & Technology, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-20459 Filed 8-10-00; 8:45 am]