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Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Notice; announcement of meeting.

SUMMARY:

This document announces the next meeting date and agenda of the Consumer Advisory Committee whose purpose is to make recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of consumers (including people with disabilities and underserved populations, such as Native Americans and persons living in rural areas) in proceedings before the Commission.

DATES:

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Friday, November 19, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Scott Marshall, (202) 418-2809 (voice), (202) 418-0179 (TTY) or e-mail: scott.marshall@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This is a summary of the Commission's Public Notice DA 04-3327 released October 21, 2004. The Commission announced the next meeting date and meeting agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee.

Purpose and Functions

The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of consumers (including people with disabilities and underserved populations, such as Native Americans and persons living in rural areas) in proceedings before the Commission.

Meeting Agenda

At its November 19, 2004 meeting, the Committee will (1) receive briefings by FCC staff regarding Agency activities; (2) receive a report and recommendations from its Broadband Working Group with regard to digital television and the Commission's DTV outreach campaign; (3) Receive a report and recommendations from its consumer Complaints, Education and Outreach working group regarding improvements to the Commission's quarterly report of informal complaints and inquiries; (4) Receive a report and recommendations from its competition Policy working group regarding consumer issues in competition policy; and (5) Receive a report and recommendations from its Homeland Security working group regarding emergency communications. The Committee may also receive a recommendation regarding renewal of the consumer advisory committee charter and membership. The full Committee may take action on any or all of these agenda items. The Committee will also receive a briefing on the latest wireless solutions for people who are blind or visually impaired.

A copy of the October 21, 2004, Public Notice is available in alternate formats (Braille, cassette tape, large print or diskette) upon request. It is also posted on the Commission's Web site at http://www.fcc.gov/​cgb/​cac. Meeting minutes will be available for public inspection at the FCC headquarters building.

The Committee meeting will be open to the public and interested persons may attend the meeting 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. Written comments for the Committee may also be sent to the Committee's Designated Federal Officer, Scott Marshall.

The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Meeting agendas and handouts will be provided in accessible format; sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. The meeting will be webcast with open captioning at http://www.fcc.gov/​cgb/​cac. Request other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities as early as possible; please allow at least 14 days advance notice. Include a description of the accommodation you will need including as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to: fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

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Federal Communications Commission.

K. Dane Snowden,

Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 04-24272 Filed 10-28-04; 8:45 am]

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