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Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee; Meeting

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Federal Communications Commission.




This document announces the date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee (hereinafter “the Committee”), whose purpose is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding consumer and disability issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of consumers (including people with disabilities and underserved populations) in proceedings before the Commission.


The meeting of the Committee will take place on November 30, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Committee will meet at the Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.

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Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer, Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee, Consumer Information Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. Telephone 202-418-2809 (voice) or 202-418-0179 (TTY); Email:

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By Public Notice dated and released November 2, 2001, the Federal Communications Commission announced the next meeting of its Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The establishment of the Committee had been announced by Public Notice dated November 30, 2000, 15 FCC Rcd 23798, as published in the Federal Register (65 FR 76265, December 6, 2000).

At its August 6th meeting, the Committee will discuss the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and more specifically, whether competition in the local exchange and long distance markets has benefited consumers. Subcommittees will also be afforded time to conduct their business.

Availability of Copies and Electronic Accessibility

A copy of the November 2, 2001 Public Notice is available in alternate formats (Braille, cassette tape, large print or diskette) upon request. It is also posted on the Commission's website at​cib/​cdtac. The Committee meeting will be broadcast on the Internet in Real Audio/Real Video format with captioning at​cib/​cdtac. The meeting will be sign language interpreted and realtime transcription and assistive listening devices will also be available. The meeting site is fully accessible to people with disabilities. Copies of meeting agendas and handout material will also be provided in accessible formats. Meeting minutes will be available for public inspection at the FCC headquarters building and will be posted on the Commission's website at​cib/​cdtac.

Committee meetings will be open to the public and interested persons may attend the meetings and communicate their views. Members of the public will have an opportunity to address the Committee on issues of interest to them and the Committee. Members of groups or individuals who are not members of the Committee will also have the opportunity to participate in work conducted by subcommittees of the Committee. Written comments for the Committee may also be sent to the Committee's Designated Federal Officer, Scott Marshall. Notices of future meetings of the Committee will be published in the Federal Register.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Scott Marshall,

Designated Federal Officer, Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

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[FR Doc. 01-28076 Filed 11-7-01; 8:45 am]