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Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting, Wednesday, December 11, 2002

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The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on, which is scheduled to commence at in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC.

Item No.BureauSubject
1Wireless TelecommunicationsTitle: Implementation of Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993; Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services.
Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry seeking information that can be used to analyze the status of competition in the CMRS industry for purpose of its Eighth Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services.
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2Wireless TelecommunicationsTitle: Facilitating the Provisions of Spectrum-Based Services to Rural Areas and Promoting Opportunities for Rural Telephone Companies to Provide Spectrum-Based Services.
Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that would seek comment on the effectiveness of current regulatory tools in facilitating the delivery of spectrum-based services to rural areas and the extent to which rural telephone companies and other entities seeking to serve rural areas have opportunities to provide spectrum-based services.
3Wireless TelecommunicationsTitle: Revisions of the Commission's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems (CC Docket No. 94-102); Amendment of Parts 2 and 25 to Implement the Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite (GMPCS) Memorandum of Understanding and Arrangements; Petition of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to Amend Part 25 of the Commission's Rules to Establish Emissions Limits for Mobile and Portable Earth Stations Operating in the 110-1660.5 MHZ Band (IB Docket No. 99-67).
Summary: The Commission will consider a further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning access to emergency services from services and devices that may not be currently within the scope of the commission's E911 rules.
4Wireless TelecommunicationsThe Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will report on the status of unintentional wireless 911 calls.
5Office of Engineering and TechnologyTitle: Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band.
Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of inquiry concerning the possibility of permitting unlicensed transmitters to operate in additional frequency bands.

Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Maureen Peratino or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, telephone number (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322.

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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. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet from the FCC's Audio/Video Events Web page at​realaudio. Audio and video tapes of this meeting can be purchased from CACI Productions, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, telephone number (703) 834-1470, Ext. 19; fax number (703) 834-0111.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-31381 Filed 12-9-02; 2:48 pm]