National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Commerce.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has created an open electronic-mail discussion forum (or “listserv”) on issues pertaining to the identification of radio spectrum for third generation wireless systems in the United States. This open forum is intended to complement the outreach program that President Clinton directed Secretary of Commerce to undertake, in the President's October 13, 2000 Executive Memorandum on this subject. Participation in this listserv is open to all members of the public interested in discussing the issues.
The listserv will remain open until July 31, 2001, or such other time that NTIA determines. Please note that routine maintenance of NTIA computer systems may render the list inactive for short periods of time.
To subscribe to the mailing list, send an electronic mail message to <email@example.com>, leave the subject line blank and put the following command in the body of the message: <subscribe your first name your last name>. Instructions on how to subscribe will also appear on NTIA's home page, <http://www.ntia.doc.gov>.Start Further Info
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For further information, please contact Joe Gattuso, NTIA Office of Policy Analysis and Development, telephone: (202) 482-1880; fax: (202) 482-6173; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; U.S. mail: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Suite 4725, Washington, DC 20230.
Please direct media inquiries the NTIA Office of Public Affairs, at (202) 482-7002.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On October 13, 2000, President Clinton signed an Executive Memorandum directing federal agencies to work with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the private sector to identify radio spectrum needed for third generation (3G) wireless communications technology. To meet this goal, the President directed the Secretary of Commerce, among other things, to develop a plan by October 20, 2000, in cooperation with the FCC, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies, setting forth the necessary steps that will result in licensing of third generation wireless systems by September 30, 2002. The President also directed the Secretary of Commerce to work cooperatively with the FCC to a lead a government-industry effort, through a series of regular public meetings and workshops, to develop recommendations and plans for identifying spectrum for third generation wireless systems consistent with the basic principles adopted at the World Radio Conference 2000.
The President's Executive Memorandum, the Secretary's statement, the 3G plan, the interim reports, and other information are available on NTIA's web site at <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome.threeg.index.html>.Start Signature
Kathy D. Smith,
[FR Doc. 00-29968 Filed 11-24-00; 8:45 am]
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