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Released: September 12, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 11-1533

Released: September 12, 2011

FCC ANNOUNCES TECHNOLOGICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

The FCC today announced the next meeting of the Technological Advisory Council (TAC). The
Council, comprised of a diverse array of leading technical experts, helps to provide the technical
expertise the Commission needs to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed
technology policies supporting America's competitiveness in the global economy. The TAC is helping
the Commission to continue the momentum of ideas and recommendations in the National Broadband
Plan, such as how broadband communications can be part of the solution for the delivery and cost
containment of health care, for energy and environmental conservation, for education innovation and in
the creation of jobs.
At its initial meeting held on November 4th, 2010, TAC members had identified a number of technology
areas that could influence the creation of jobs or were issues affecting the nation's economic
competiveness. Since that initial meeting of the TAC, members have helped to further prioritize and
develop some of these ideas. The Technical Advisory Council members will discuss this work, outline
progress to date and discuss possible further work.
The next meeting of the TAC will be held on Tuesday, September 27th 2011, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in
the Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The public is invited to
attend.
Tom Wheeler, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners, serves as Chairman of the Council. Walter
Johnston, Chief of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, serves as the Designated Federal
Officer. Julius Knapp, Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology is the Alternate Designated
Federal Officer.
For further information, contact Walter Johnston at 202-418-0807 voice, walter.johnston@fcc.gov.
Email or visit the FCC website at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/tac/.
-FCC-

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