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Commission Addresses Universal Service Issues Raised by Petitioners ( Fourth Order on Reconsideration, FCC 97-420, CC Dkt Nos. 96-45, 96-262, 94-1, 92-213, 95-72 ). [ Word Perfect format (without appendicies) | Zip format (includes appendicies and forms) | News Release ] 12/24/97

Commission Denies BellSouth's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in South Carolina 12/24/97

Common Carrier Scorecard Report Released On-Line. 12/24/97

Commission Hears En Banc Presentation on the Status of Competition in the Multichannel Video Industry. 12/19/97

Staff Members of the Federal Communications Commission Announce the Release of Version 2.0 of an Engineering Process Model, Known as the Hybrid Cost Proxy Model. 12/19/97

Commission Seeks Comments on Fee Alternatives for Ancillary or Supplementary Services Offered by Digital Television Broadcasters, with Statements by Chairman Kennard and Commissioner Ness. [ FCC 97-414: Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 12/18/97

FCC Adopts Streamlined Auction Rules, with Statements by Commissioners Furchtgott-Roth and Tristani. 12/18/97

Commission Seeks Comment on Proposals to Improve Program Access Rules, with Statement by Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth. [ FCC 97-415: Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 12/18/97

Public Briefing Set for January 8 on the Commission's Report and Order in Rules and Policies on Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market. 12/18/97

Commission Revises Universal Service Collection Amounts For the First Six Months of 1998 to Better Correspond With Anticipated Demand (CC Docket No. 96-45, FCC 97-411). 12/17/97

Commission Releases Report on Cable Industry Prices. 12/16/97

Commissioner Michael Powell Supports Flexible, Timely Pro-Competitive Telecommunications Policies. [ News Release | Speech ]. 12/16/97

Common Carrier Bureau's Enforcement Division Releases New Consumer Information Factsheets on Invalid or Unclear Charges on Local Telephone Bills and Calls Made From Payphones. 12/12/97

Commission to Hear Presentation on the Status of Competition in the Multichannel Video Industry December 18, 1997. 12/12/97

December 17, 1997 Biennial Review Public Forum to be Carried Live on the Internet. 12/12/97

Chairman Kennard's 12/11/97 Speech to the Practicing Law Institute in Washington, DC. 12/11/97

Office of General Counsel and Common Carrier Bureau to Hold Public Forum to Discuss Biennial Review of Common Carrier Rules. [ 12/4/97 Public Notice | 11/18/97 News Release | Audio ] 12/10/97

FCC Seeks Comment on Filings Addressing Digital TV Allotments (MM Docket No. 87-268). Responses Due December 17, 1997. [ Text Format | WordPerfect Format | Acrobat Format ] 12/9/97

Commission Adopts Orders in Response to the WTO Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services. 12/8/97

International Bureau Releases Report on 1996 Circuit Status for U.S. Facility-Based International Carriers[ News Release | Acrobat Version | Zip Version ] 12/03/97

Commission Adopts Streamlined Process for Resolution of Formal Complaints; Revised Process Will Promote Competition by Enhancing Enforcement Efforts. 11/25/97

FCC Proposes Auction Procedures for Mutually Exclusive Commercial Broadcast License Applications. 11/25/97

Statements by Chairman Kennard, Commissioner Powell, and Commissioner Tristani on November 25 Commission Meeting Items. 11/25/97

The Common Carrier Bureau's Consumer Protection Branch Launches Paperless Environment. 11/25/97

Statement of FCC Chairman William Kennard on Filing of Petition for Writ of Certiorari 11/19/97

Biennial Review of FCC Regulations Begun Early; to be Coordinated by David Solomon. 11/18/97

Harold Furchtgott-Roth to be Sworn in by Justice Antonin Scalia. 11/14/97

Brief and Affidavits in Support of Application by BellSouth for Provision of In-Region, Interlata Services in Louisiana. 11/14/97

Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth names members of his permanent staff. 11/12/97

Chairman Kennard's 11/10/97 Speech to the Annual Convention of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Boston. 11/12/97

Chairman Kennard Issues Response to Announcement of MCI-WORLDCOM Merger. 11/10/97

William E. Kennard and Gloria Tristani Sworn in by Vice President Gore. 11/10/97

Commission Announces Personnel Appointments. 11/7/97

Harold Furchtgott-Roth Sworn in as FCC Commissioner and names members of his personal staff. 11/5/97

Gloria Tristani Sworn in as FCC Commissioner and names members of her personal staff. 11/5/97

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Universal Licensing System Registration is Now Available. 11/5/97

Michael K. Powell Sworn in as FCC Commissioner, and names members of his personal staff. 11/4/97

Chairman William E. Kennard names Ari Fitzgerald, Susan Fox, Eldoris "Cricket" Jackson, John Nakahata, and Thomas Power to his staff. 11/3/97

Statement of Chairman Hundt on Senate Confirmation of New FCC Commissioners. 10/29/97

Statement of William E. Kennard upon Confirmation as Chairman of The Federal Communications Commission. 10/29/97

Meet the Presidential Nominees for Members to the Federal Communications Commission. 10/29/97

Common Carrier Bureau, Competitive Pricing Division Announces New Electronic Tariff Filing System [ Public Notice | Electronic Tariff Filing System ] 10/14/97

Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Susan Ness Regarding Application for Review of Denial of Petition for Reconsideration Seeking Waiver of IVDS Final Down Payment Deadline. 10/28/97

FCC releases Memorandum Opinion and Order in the Matter of Beehive Telephone, Inc., and Beehive Telephone Nevada, Inc. (Complainants), v. The Bell Operating Companies, (defendants), File No. E-94-57, FCC 97-387. [ Order with attachment (Acrobat Format, 40 pages, 1.2 MB) | Order without attachment (WordPerfect Format, 20 pages, 99 KB) | Attachment only (Acrobat Format, 20 pages, 1.1 MB) ]. 10/27/97

The Commission initiates a Notice of Inquiry seeking information regarding Calling Party Pays (CPP), a service option currently offered by some Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) providers. [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 10/27/97

FCC Chairman Reed Hundt Describes how Information Revolution is Fueling Creation of the Global Economy. 10/27/97

Commisssioner Quello's 10/23/97 Lecture "Broadcasting and the First Amendment" at the Michigan State University University Club is now available online. 10/27/97

The Healthcare Informatics Telecom Network will present a Teleconference via satellite on Universal Service: Encouraging the Growth of Telehealth in Rural Areas on November 19, 1997, 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM eastern time. 10/23/97

FCC releases it's Strategic Plan for FY 1997 - FY 2002. 10/23/97

International Bureau Announces Signing of Fixed-Satellite Services Protocol with Mexico. 10/20/97

Commisssioner Ness's 10/15/97 Speech "From Hype to Reality in the Emerging Digital Age" before the Wall Street Journal Technology Summit in New York, is now available online. 10/20/97

Commisssioner Ness's 10/14/97 Testimony before the Subcommittee on Communications, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, in the Denver, Colorado Hearing on Slamming, is now available online. 10/20/97

Commission orders resumption of installation payments for the Broadband Personal Communications Services C and F Blocks with the Payment Deadline Reinstated as of March 31, 1998. [ Word Perfect Version | Text Version | Commissioner Ness's Separate Statement ] 10/17/97

International Bureau Grants Satellite Digital Audio Radio Authorizations to CD Radio and AMRC. 10/16/97

Commission Releases Little Leo Report and Order (IB 96-220). [ Word Perfect Version | Text Version ] 10/15/97

Commission Releases Report and Order, Licensing Qualification Requirements and Service Rules for Fixed-Satellite Service Systems in the Ka-band (CC 92-297) . [ Word Perfect Version | Text Version ] 10/15/97

Commission Releases Third Report & Order on Universal Service, Schools, and Libraries. 10/15/97

Common Carrier Bureau, Competitive Pricing Division Announces New Electronic Tariff Filing System [ Public Notice | Electronic Tariff Filing System ] 10/14/97

FCC Makes Proposals and Seeks Comment on Wide Range of Public Safety Communications Issues. 10/9/97

FCC Public Service Division Launches Re-Designed Consumer Information Home Page.10/9/97

The Common Carrier Bureau and the Schools and Libraries Corporation is Sponsoring a Workshop on Application Forms on Friday, October 10. [ Public Notice | Draft Forms ] 10/9/97

September 30, 1997, Remarks of Commissioner Rachelle Chong at Western Rural Telephone Association 1997 Semi-Annual Fall Convention in Bloomington, Minnesota 10/6/97

Remarks by Chairman Reed Hundt to State Commissioners on the Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Merger. 10/3/97

Statement of William E. Kennard at his confirmation hearing before the United States Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. 10/3/97

Commission issues decision on petitions for preemption of Texas statute (FCC 97-346) [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version ]
[ News Release | Commissioner Ness's Statement ] 10/1/97

Brief and Affidavits in Support of Application by BellSouth for Provision of In-Region, Interlata Services in South Carolina (CC Docket No. 97-208). 10/2/97

FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Technical Requirements to Enable Blocking of Video Programming Based on Program Ratings (FCC 97-340, ET Docket No. 97-206). [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version | News Release ] 10/1/97

FCC Releases Memorandum Opinion and Order ( FCC 97-302, GN-96-245 ) Granting Merger of MCI Communications Corporation and British Telecommunications plc. 9/30/97

Workshop on Draft Application Form for Rural Health Care Providers Applying for Universal Service Support to be Held September 30. [ Public Notice | Audio | Draft Forms ] 9/29/97

Chairman Hundt's 9/23/97 Speech "You Say You Want A Revolution: Law vs. Progress" at the Yale Law School 1997 Dean's Lecture Series, is now available online. 9/29/97

FCC Adopts Menu Of Options For Modifying C Block Payments; Seeks Comment On Implementation Of Options [ News Release | Chairman Hundt's Statement | Commissioner Ness's Statement ] 9/25/97

FCC Seeks Comments On CMRS "Calling Party Pays" Service Option 9/25/97

Meet the Presidential Nominees for Members to the Federal Communications Commission. 9/30/97

Chairman Hundt Testifies Before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, on The State of Competiton in the Cable Television Industry. 9/24/97

Chairman Hundt Challenges Universal Service Administrative Directors to Deliver the American Dream of the Information Highway to All Children. [ News Release | Speech ] 9/22/97

Commissioner Chong Challenges Radio Broadcasters to Fight for First Amendment Freedom. [ News Release | Speech ] 9/22/97

FCC Chairman Reed Hundt Encourages Parents and Activists to Watch, Critique, and Report on New Kids TV Shows. [ News Release | Speech ] 9/19/97

FCC Eliminates Installment Payments for LMDS Auction: Larger Bidding Credits for Small Businesses Offered in the Alternative. 9/18/97

Testimony of FCC Chairman Reed Hundt on The 1996 Telecommunications Act: An Anti-trust Perspective Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights and Competition. 9/18/97

Statement of FCC Chairman Reed Hundt on Digital Television Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 9/18/97

Statement by FCC Chairman Reed Hundt on Need for Law to Guarantee that FCC Can Reclaim and Reauction Spectrum Licenses From Licensees Who Default. 9/18/97

Press Statement of Commissioner Susan Ness Regarding State Challenge to FCC's Ameritech Michigan Order. 9/18/97

Chairman Hundt addresses International Engineering Consortium Network Reliability and Interoperability Conforum, Reston, VA. 9/16/97

Remarks by Chairman Hundt before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Issues Conference, Washington, DC. 9/16/97

Statements by FCC Chairman Reed Hundt and Commissioner Susan Ness on the Nomination of Gloria Tristani to the Commission. 9/16/97

Larry Strickling Named Chairman of Enforcement Task Force. 9/16/97

Chairman Hundt Speaks at the Annenberg Public Policy Center on "Democracy in a Digital Age". [ News Release ] 9/12/97

Wireless Bureau Chief Daniel Phythyon Hails Success of Market-based Spectrum Policies 9/11/97

Commission Seeks Comment on Revised Industry Proposal for Rating Video Programming
(FCC 97-321, CS Docket No. 97-55) 9/10/97

Chairman Hundt Names Members to Universal Service Boards 9/9/97

FCC releases Corrected Version of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Defining Primary Lines (FCC 97-316, CC Docket No. 97-181). [ Erratum | Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version ] 9/9/97

Commission Terminates Pioneer's Preference Program; Dismisses All Pending Pioneer's Preference Requests 9/5/97

Chairman Hundt Speaks at George Washington University Law School on Unsolved Mysteries in Law, Communications, and Cyberspace 9/10/97

FCC Grants Extension of Cut-Off Dates for Applications, Letters of Intent, and Amendments to Applications in the 2 GHz and 36-51.4 GHz Frequency Bands. 9/4/97

Chairman Hundt Releases Statement as FCC Issues First DTV Construction Permit Application to Station KHVO (TV), Hilo, Hawaii. 9/3/97

Program Requirements in New FCC Children's Television Rules go into Effect. 9/2/97

Reply Comments on AirTouch Communications Inc., Petition For Declaratory Ruling (File No. WTB/POL 97-1). 9/2/97

Public Notice on Automated Submission of 1997 Regulatory Fee Payment Data Using FCC Software. 8/29/97

FCC receives responses to Universal Service Data Request Order. 8/27/97

FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, in an address to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer's Symposium on Hot Chips in Palo Alto, California, Praises Internet as Key to Competition and Economic Growth, Calls for Law to Free Internet From Unwise Regulation and Monopoly Bottlenecks. [ News Release ] 8/26/97

FCC Amends RF Emissions Rules and Adopts Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Seeking Coment on Preemption of State and Local RF Regulations - FCC 97-303 (ET Dkt. 93-62, WT Dkt. 97-192) [ WordPerfect Version | Text Version | Acrobat Version | News Release | Public Notice ] 8/26/97

FCC Approves MCI/British Telecom Merger Subject to Certain Conditions, with Statements by Chairman Hundt, Commissioner Ness and Commissioner Chong. 8/22/97

FCC releases new brochure on What You Can Do About Unsolicited Telephone Marketing Calls and Faxes. 8/21/97

Information is now available on Children's Television Programming Offered by Broadcast Television Stations from an FCC data base of Form 398 reports. Commercial TV stations can file Form 398 online or via diskettes using the Children's Television Online Filing System. 8/21/97

FCC releases NPRM on Preemption of State and Local Zoning and Land Use Restrictions on the Siting, Placement and Construction of Broadcast Station Transmission Facilities (MM Docket No. 97-182, FCC 97-296). 8/21/97

FCC Addresses Number Portability Implementation Issues (FCC 97-289, CC Docket No. 95-116).
[ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | News Release ] 8/20/97

Commission Denies Ameritech's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Michigan, with Separate Statements by Chairman Hundt, Commissioner Quello, Commissioner Ness and Commissioner Chong. 8/19/97

FCC Addresses Petitions for Reconsideration of its Local Competition Order, Clarifies Shared Transport Issues (FCC 97-295, CC Dkt. Nos. 96-98, 95-185)
[ News Release | Chairman's Statement | Word Perfect Version | Text Version ] 8/19/97

Commission Releases Report & Order on International Settlement Rate Benchmarks. 8/19/97

Commissioner Ness Calls for Tougher Action Against Slamming. 8/19/97

More than 200 additional links to FCC internet pages have been added to the On-line version of the FCC 1996 Annual Report. 8/15/97

FCC Approval of Bell Atlantic/Nynex Merger Subject to Market-opening Conditions [ News Release | Word Perfect Version | Text Version ] with Separate Statements by Commissioner Quello, Commissioner Ness and Commissioner Chong. 8/14/97

Chairman Hundt's 8/14/97 Speech "The Light at the End of the Tunnel vs. the Fog: Deregulation vs. the Legal Culture" to the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., is now available online. 8/14/97

FCC Announces Non-substantive Changes to Universal Service Worksheet Instructions Released on August 4, 1997. 8/12/97

Statements by Chairman Hundt, and Commissioners Quello, Ness and Chong on the Commission Proceeding Regarding the Personal Attack and Political Editorial Rules.
[ Public Notice containing all four statements ] 8/11/97

August 7, 1997, Commission Adopts International Settlement Rate Benchmarks With Separate Statements by Chairman Hundt and Comissioner Ness (IB Docket No. 96-261). 8/7/97

Statements by Chairman Hundt, Commissioners Quello, Ness and Chong on the designation of William Kennard as Next Chairman of the FCC. 8/7/97

Real-time Audio and Closed-Captioning for Today's FCC Open Meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet via the FCC's Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page beginning at 9:30 am. 8/7/97

FCC Announces Release of Universal Service Worksheet, FCC Form 457. All entities that are required to contribute to universal service support mechanisms must complete the Worksheet by September 1, 1997. 8/5/97

Mass Media, Common Carrier, Commercial Wireless, Cable Services, and International Bureau Regulatory Fees Public Notices are released. Fee payments must be received by the Commission beginning September 15, 1997 and ending September 19, 1997 to avoid late payment. 8/1/97

Commissioner Chong's 7/28/97 speech "Will the FCC Ever Be Content with Content?" at the California Broadcasters Association 1997 50th Solid Gold Convention, in Monterey, CA is now available online. 8/4/97

July 28, Commissioner Chong Issues Call to Action to California Broadcasters [ News Release | Commissioner's Speech ] 7/29/97

Commisssioner Ness's 7/23/97 Speech before the Joint Meeting of the NARUC Communications and International Relations Committees in San Francisco, California is now available online. 7/29/97

Cable Services Bureau Releases Meade, Kansas Case. (DA 97-1554) [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 7/23/97

July 19th Statements by Chairman Hundt, Commissioner Quello, and Commissioner Ness on the Proposed Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Merger Conditions 7/23/97

Changes to the Board of Directors of the National Exchange Carrier Association and the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Services 7/23/97

Statements by Chairman Hundt, Commissioners Quello, Ness and Chong in reaction to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on Telephone Interconnection 7/21/97

DISCO II Amendment of The Commission's Regulatory Policies to Allow Non-U.S.-Licensed Space Stations to Provide Domestic and International Satellite Service in the United States. Dkt No.: IB- 96-111, CC-93-23. (FCC No. 97-252). [ News Release | Text Version | Wordperfect Version]
[ Chairman's Statement | Commisioner Chong's Statement ] 7/21/97

FCC Chairman Reed Hundt Calls on Congress to Protect Spectrum Licenses From Bankruptcy Law Delays. [ News Release | Chairman's Speech ] 7/18/97

FCC holds forum on promoting standards in Telehealth.
[ Public Notice | FCC Chairman Hundt's Remarks | Audio ] 7/17/97

FCC Chairman Reed Hundt Welcomes Final Report of Network Reliability and Interoperability Council. [ News Release | Chairman's Remarks | NRIC Report ] 7/17/97

FCC Creates Local Competition Enforcement Task Force. 7/17/97

FCC Proposes Further Action to Prevent Slamming (CC Docket No. 94-129, FCC 97-248).
[ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version | News Release ] 7/16/97

Erratum to the Universal Service Order on Reconsideration [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ], and the corrected version of the Order on Reconsideration [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ]. 7/16/97

Comments on LCI's petition for expedited rulemaking (RM 9101) concerning the requirements governing operations support systems (OSS) estabilshed in Commission's Local Competition First Report and Order, CC Docket 96-98 are now available for downloading. 7/14/97

FCC Reconsiders Issues in its Universal Service Order (CC Docket No. 96-45).
[ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 7/11/97

FCC releases Universal Service Data Request Order requiring information from certain large LECs to enable the Commission to evaluate forward-looking economic cost models. 7/11/97

FCC Seeks Comment on Proposal to Reallocate Television Channels 60-69 (746-806 MHZ) to Other Services (ET DOCKET NO. 97-157, FCC 97-245)
[ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version | News Release ]. 7/11/97

Reply Comments on Ameritech Michigan application to provide in-region long distance services in Michigan are now available for downloading. 7/10/97

Transcript of the Forum on LEC Billing, June 24, 1997. 7/10/97

Statements on Proposed Notice of Inquiry on Broadcast Advertisement of Distilled Spirits
[ Reed Hundt | James H. Quello | Susan Ness | Rachelle Chong ].7/10/97

Frequently Asked Questions on Universal Service and the Snowe-Rockefeller-
Exon-Kerrey Amendment
(Released: July 2, 1997). 7/7/97

Chairman Hundt Praises New Electronic Commerce Report, 7/1/97

Remarks Commissioner Rachelle B. Chong, Bridging Digital Technologies and Regulatory Paradigms, Berkeley, California, June 27, 1997 "Interesting Times at the FCC". 6/30/97

Commission Adopts Report and Order (FCC 97-215) on FY 1997 Regulatory Fee Schedule. [ News Release | Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Zip Version w/Excel File | AM & FM Fees Search Page ] 6/26/97

Commission Denies SBC Application to Provide Long Distance Telephone Service in the State of Oklahoma (CC Docket No. 97-121). 6/26/97

FCC releases Second Order on Reconsideration on Implementation of the Non-Accounting Safeguards of Sections 271 and 272 of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended (CC Docket No. 96-149, FCC 97-222). [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 6/25/97

Forum to Promote Standards for Telehealth Equipment to be Held July 17. 6/25/97

FCC Chairman Reed Hundt Calls Combination of AT&T and an RBOC "Unthinkable". [ News Release | Speech ] 6/19/97

FCC denies petitions for stay of its Access Reform and X-Factor orders (FCC 97-216, CC Dockets 96-262, 94-1, 91-213, 95-72). [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 6/19/97

Chairman Hundt's 6/18/97 Speech "Spectrum Policy and Auctions: What's Right, What's Left" to the Citizens for a Sound Economy, in Washington, D.C., is now available online. 6/19/97

Chairman Hundt's 6/17/97 Speech to the Project Tell Celebration at the City University of New York, is now available online. 6/19/97

FCC releases Physical Collocation Tariff Investigation, Second Report & Order (FCC 97-208, CC Docket No. 93-162). [ Text Format | WordPerfect Format | Additional Appendices and Tables in Excel Format - zipped ] 6/13/97

Comments on Ameritech Michigan application to provide in-region long distance services in Michigan are now available for downloading. 6/11/97

Commisssioner Ness's 6/10/97 speech "Regulation for Fair Competition" at Asia Telecom 97 - International Telecommunications Union, in Singapore is now available online. 6/11/97

Transcripts of the Operations Support Systems Forum that was held on May 28 [ Text Format | WordPerfect Format ] and May 29 [ Text Format | WordPerfect Format ] are now available online. 6/11/97

Chairman Hundt's 6/10/97 Speech "Women, Communications and the Public Interest" to the American Women in Radio and Television ("AWRT") Power Breakfast in Washington, D.C., is now available online. 6/11/97

Commission Initiates Proceeding to Review Rules and Policies on Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market, (IB Docket No. 97-142). 6/4/97
[ WordPerfect Version | Text Version | News Release | Chairman Hundt's Statement ]

The revised version of FCC Chief Economist Joseph Farrell's final 5/9/97 speech "Prospects for Deregulation" is now available online. 6/2/97

Chairman Hundt's 6/9/97 Speech "Getting Better All The Time" to the Annenberg Public Policy Center's 2nd Annual Conference on Children and Television in Washington, D.C., is now available online. 6/10/97

Reply Comments on application by SBC Communications, Inc. for authorization under section 271 of the Communications Act to provide in-region, interlata service in the state of Oklahoma (CC Docket No. 97-121) are now available for downloading. 5/30/97

Commisssioner Ness's 5/29/97 speech "..And Miles To Go Before I Sleep" before the New England Chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association in Boston, Massachusetts, is now available online. 5/30/97

Forum on Local Exchange Carrier Billing Issues To Be Held on June 24, 1997. 5/29/97

Chairman Hundt's 6/5/97 Speech to the National Catholic Conference Communications Committee in Washington, D.C., is now available online. 6/5/97

Chairman Hundt's 6/3/97 Speech "Not So FAST" at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York, NY, is now available online. 6/4/97

Chairman Hundt's 5/29/97 Speech to the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC is now available online. 5/29/97

Link to GSA Consumer Information Center Brochure Making the Best Call: How to Save Money and Avoid Problems with Your Telephone Service added to FCC Consumer Information and CCB Factsheet homepages. 5/28/97

Chairman Hundt's 5/27/97 speech "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" to Commission Staff and Audio from the related press conference is now available online. 5/28/97

The Price Cap Fourth Report & Order (FCC 97-159, CC Docket No. 94-1) and related charts are now available online in Acrobat and HTML file formats. 5/23/97

5/21/97,Commissioner Rachelle Chong Honors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, 5/22/97

Commissioner Ness's 5/23/97 Remarks before the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association, San Francisco, CA ., is now available online.5/27/97

Ameritech Michigan submits application to provide in-region long distance services in Michigan. 5/21/97

Common Carrier Bureau Announces Agenda for Operations Support Systems Forum. 5/20/97

Department of Justice's Evaluation of application by SBC Communications, Inc. for authorization under section 271 of the Communications Act to provide in-region, interlata service in the state of Oklahoma (CC Docket No. 97-121) is now available for downloading. 5/19/97

Chairman Hundt's 5/21/97 remarks before the USTA Inside Washington Telecommunication Roundtable Luncheon, WDC, is now available online. 5/22/97

FCC releases Access Charge Reform First Report & Order (FCC 97-158, CC Docket No. 96-262). 5/16/97

FCC Chief Economist Joseph Farrell's final 5/9/97 speech "Prospects for Deregulation" is now available online. 5/15/97

Chairman Hundt's 5/14/97 Statement Regarding Education Funding proposal from Chairman Tauzin, is now available online. 5/15/97

Chairman Hundt's 5/14/97 Statement on NCADD Petition on Alcohol Advertising, is now available online. 5/15/97

Chairman Hundt's 5/14/97 Freedom Forum "Newseum Newsmaker" Address, Arlington VA, is now available online. 5/15/97

The Commission releases report in the matter of Section 257 Proceeding to Identify and Eliminate Market Entry Barriers for Small Businesses (FCC 97-164, GN Docket No. 96-113). [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 5/14/97

All Sections and Appendicies of the FCC Report & Order on Universal Service are now available individually for downloading or on-screen viewing (in HTML and Adobe Acrobat formats) via a hyper-linked Table of Contents. 5/13/97

Important information about the FCC's recent actions on universal service and access charge issues. 5/12/97

Visit the FCC's new health site -- contains information on universal service for rural health care providers and also health and TV. 5/9/97

Statements on Universal Service, Access Reform, and Price Cap Review issued by Chairman Hundt and Commissioners Quello, Ness, and Chong. 5/8/97

Commission Implements Telecom Act's Universal Service Provisions, and Reforms its Price Cap Plan and Access Charge System. 5/7/97

FCC May 7 vote on telecom discounts for schools, libraries, and rural health care providers will be broadcast over the Internet [ Media Advisory | Audio HomePage | Agenda ]. 5/6/97

The North American Numbering Council (NANC) issues recommendations regarding the implementation of telephone number portability; Common Carrier Bureau seeks comments. 5/5/97

Remarks by Commissioner James H. Quello on the Occasion of being Honored at the 23rd Anniversary of His Service at the FCC. 5/5/97

Make Sure You Receive All FCC Education Information: Stay Connected! 5/1/97

Reply Comments on the Internet Access & Information Service Provider NOI (CC Docket No. 96-263, FCC 96-488) are now available for downloading. 5/1/97

Chairman Hundt's 4/30/97 Speech before the Federal Communications Bar Association in Washington, DC, is now available online. 5/1/97

WCS Auction Closes: Winning Bidders in the Auction of 128 Wireless Communications Service Licenses. 5/1/97

FCC Announces Grant of Broadband Personal Communications Services D, E, and F Block BTA Licenses. 4/29/97

Commission Announces April 30 Open Forum on Proposal for Electronic Filing of Comments in FCC Rulemaking Proceedings (GC Docket No. 97-113). 4/25/97

Public Notice regarding ALTS's Motion to Dismiss SBC Communications Inc.'s Application for Section 271 Authorization (CC Dkt NO. 97-121)
[ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ]. 4/23/97

DTV Rules, Fifth Report And Order on Advanced Television Systems and Their Impact Upon the Existing Television Broadcast Service (FCC 97-116, MM Docket No. 87-268). 4/22/97

DTV Allocations, Sixth Report And Order on Advanced Television Systems and Their Impact Upon the Existing Television Broadcast Service (FCC 97-115, MM Docket No. 87-268). 4/21/97

Chairman Hundt's 4/17/97 Speech before the Association of National Advertisers in Washington, D.C., is now available online. 4/22/97

Hundt Says Universal Service Decisions Will Flower in May, Decision Will Be on Time and on Target; Also Speaks to Heath and Safety Issue of Hard Liquor Ads. [ News Release | Speech ] 4/17/97

Commisssioner Ness's 4/14/97 speech "Digital Television: Opportunities, Realities and Challenges" before the Association of American Public Television Stations in Washington, D.C., is now available online. 4/15/97

Application By SBC Communications, Inc. For Authorization Under Section 271 Of The Communications Act To Provide In-region, Interlata Service In The State Of Oklahoma (CC Docket No. 97-121)
[ Public Notice | Protective Order | Previous Public Notice | Application ] 4/8/97

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking In the Matter of Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, (FCC 97-113), GC Docket No. 97-113
[ Text Version | Wordperfect Version | Acrobat Version (With All Appendices) ] 4/8/97

Waiver of ex parte sunshine prohibition in DTV proceeding. 4/8/97

Comments and Reply Comments in the matter of Implementation of Section 273 of the Communications Act of 1934 as amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (FCC 96-472, CC Docket No. 96-254) are now available for downloading. 4/4/97

Commission Adopts Rules for Digital Television Service. Separate Statements issued by Chairman Hundt and Commissioners Quello, Ness and Chong. 4/4/97

Commission Adopts Table of Allotments for DTV: Establishes Policies and Rules. Separate Statements issued by Chairman Hundt and Commissioners Quello, Ness and Chong. 4/4/97

Chairman Hundt's 4/8/97 Speech at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas Nevada, is now available online. 4/8/97

Commission Proposes Electronic Filing For Comments In FCC Rulemaking Proceedings [ News Release] 4/4/97

Supreme Court upholds the 1992 Cable Act's must-carry provisions in a 5-4 decision by Justice Kennedy. 4/4/97

Chairman Hundt's 4/1/97 Speech at the Variety/Schroder Wertheim Media Conference in New York, NY, is now available online. 4/3/97

Commissioner Chong's 4/2/97 Statement Regarding the Conclusion of the Digital Audio Radio Services Auction, is now available online. 4/3/97

FCC Chief Economist Joseph Farrell's 3/19/97 Speech at Merrill Lynch "Telecommunications CEO Conference" in New York, is now available online. 4/1/97

Office of Plans and Policy releases staff working paper, "Digital Tornado: The Internet and Telecommunications Policy". [ News Release | WordPerfect Version (no graphics) | Acrobat Version | Text Version ] 3/27/97

FCC announces the public availability of an online system for electronic preparation and submission of the standardized children's television programming report — Form 398. 3/26/97

Comments on the Internet Access & Information Service Provider NOI (CC Docket No. 96-263, FCC 96-488) are now available for downloading. 3/26/97

Commissioner Chong's 3/24/97 speech "Overview of the Federal Communications Commission" at the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue on Telecommunications and Information Policy, in Washington, D.C. is now available online. 3/26/97

Press Statement of Commissioner James H. Quello. 3/24/97

Mass Media Bureau announces revised AM expanded band allotment plan and filing window for eligible stations. [ Public Notice | Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 3/24/97

Chairman Reed Hundt Challenges Computer Industry To Help Kids "Learn And Grow". 3/27/97

Chairman Hundt's 3/18/97 speech "Broadcasting, Cable, and The Franchise" to the National Cable Television Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now available online. 3/19/97

Fayetteville State University, Federal Communications Commission, and the National Association of Broadcasters present "Telecommunications 1997: Diversity, Economic Empowerment, and Opportunities Conference" on March 20-21, 1997. 3/19/97

Record Image Processing System Available For Use On March 17, 1997 [ Public Notice ] 3/17/97

FCC Commissioner Chong calls for advertising industry to step forward in media content debates. [ News Release | Speech ] 3/14/97

FCC Adopts Service and Auction Rules for Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) [ NewsRelease | Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 3/14/97

FCC releases Telephone Number Portability Order (FCC 97-74, CC Docket No. 95-116, RM-8535). [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version | News Release ] 3/13/97

FCC amends rules to govern the future operation and licensing of the 220-222 MHz Band (PR Docket 89-552, GN Docket 93-252, PP Docket 93-253). [ News Release | Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 3/12/97

Chairman Hundt's Statement before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and Judiciary, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives. 3/13/97

Chairman Hundt's Statement before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate. 3/12/97

Status of Record Image Processing System (RIPS)
[ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 3/10/97

Comments and Reply Comments on the 1/9/97 Cost Proxy Models Staff Analysis are now available for downloading. 3/10/97

Speeches to the CTIA Wireless '97 Convention And Exposition in San Francisco, CA on March 3, 1997. [ Chairman Hundt | Commissioner Ness | Commissioner Chong ] 3/5/97

Chairman Hundt's 3/7/97 Speech at "Convergence or Collision: Telecommunications Regulation and the Internet" in Berkeley, CA, is now available online. 3/11/97

Chairman Hundt's 3/4/97 speech "Bandwidth and Pizza" at the ACM97 Conference in San Jose, California, is now available online. 3/7/97

Commission Proposes FY 1997 Regulatory Fee Schedule (FCC 97-49).
Click Here for information about 1997 Regulatory Fees and link to comment box. [ News Release | Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Zipped Version | Erratum ] 3/6/97

Paging Services Agreement Signed With Mexico. 3/5/97

FCC Announces Plan For Satellite DARS (IB Docket No. 95-91, FCC 97-70).
[ News Release: Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] [ FCC 97-70: Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 3/5/97

Common Carrier Bureau issues Letter in response to paging company concerns regarding implementation of Telecommunications Act of 1996. 3/4/97

Common Carrier Bureau Enforcement Division Releases New Fact Sheets on 900 Number Pay-Per-Call and Other Information Services and Telephone Issues. 3/3/97

Commisssioner Ness's 2/25/97 speech "Re-Engineering The Broadcast Industry" before the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in Lansing, Michigan, is now available online. 3/3/97

Commissioner Chong's 2/26/97 speech "A Forest View from the Mystery Commissioner" to the Communications Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Washington, D.C. is now available online. [ News Release ] 2/28/97

Nine Additional Reply Comments on the Access Charge Reform NPRM (FCC 96-488) are now available for downloading. 2/26/97

Commisssioner Ness's 2/26/97 Speech before the USTTI Satellite Module in Washington, D.C. is now available online. 2/27/97

Amendment of the Commission's Rules Adopted to Establish Part 27, the Wireless Communications Service (GN Docket No. 96-228, FCC 97-50). [ WordPerfect Version | Text Version | Acrobat Version - 567KB, 164 pages ] 2/21/97

Common Carrier Bureau outlines accomplishments since enactment of the 1996 act. [ News Release | Report ] 2/20/97

FCC Creates New 311 Code for Non-emergency Police Calls and 711 Code for Access to Telecomunications Relay Services. [ News Release | Text Version | Word Perfect Version ] 2/19/97

Commisssioner Quello's 2/13/97 speech "The FCC Perspective" before the conference on The FCC in 1997: New Priorities and Future Directions in Washington, D.C. is now available online. 2/19/97

Commisssioner Ness's 2/16/97 speech "Libraries: A Critical Lane on the Information Superhighway" before the American Library Association in Washington, D.C. is now available online. 2/19/97

Chairman Hundt's 2/24/97 speech "DTV And DARS: Let's Get On With It" to the NAB State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, is now available online. 2/24/97

Reply Comments on the Access Charge Reform NPRM (FCC 96-488) are now available for downloading. 2/19/97

Information on Internet Service Providers and Access Fees. 2/13/97

On-line (HTML), Adobe Acrobat (PDF), and WordPerfect (WP) versions of the FCC's Order on Policies and Rules Concerning Children's Television Programming (FCC 96-335, MM Docket No. 93-48) including charts on TV usage by Children and Teens are now available. 2/13/97

FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities in conjunction with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will host a free conference entitled "Auctions '97" on Wednesday, February 19, at the Washington Marriott Hotel. [ Public Notice ] 2/19/97

FCC grants Ameritech Michigan's request to dismiss its pending application for authorization to provide in-region, interLATA services in the State of Michigan. [ DA 97-331: Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] [ FCC 97-40: Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 2/13/97

FCC's Record Imaging Processing System (RIPS) is down due to hardware failure. 2/13/97

Further extension of time granted for parties to submit comments in response to Commission Staff's Analysis of Cost Proxy Models, DA 97-333. [ previous extension ]
Staff's Analysis: [Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version ] 2/13/97

Statistics Of Communications Common Carriers now available from the U.S. Government Printing Office. 2/11/97

Chairman Hundt's 2/7/97 speech "The Long and Winding Road (or: The Seventh Inning Stretch)" to the Freedom Forum and Georgetown University is now available online. 2/10/97

FCC grants ALTS motion to strike AT&T agreement from Ameritech Filing. [ Text Version | WordPerfect ] 2/7/97

Commission implements Telemessaging and Electronic Publishing provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 2/7/97

Commisssioner Ness's 2/4/97 speech "The 1996 Telecom Act — One Year Later" before Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association in Atlanta, Georgia is now available online. 2/7/97

Commission seeks comment on industry proposal for rating video programming (CS Docket No. 97-55, FCC 97-34). [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | PDF Version ] 2/7/97

FCC to host a Public Forum On Wireless Facilities Siting Issues on February 10, 1997, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. [ Public Notice & Agenda | Audio ] 2/7/97

Proxy Cost Model Workshop Comments (CC Docket 96-45) are now available for downloading. 2/6/97

Commission Adopts Tariff Streamlining Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (CC Docket No. 96-187). [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | News Release ]. 2/6/97

Extension of time granted for parties to submit comments in response to Commission Staff's Analysis [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version | Acrobat Version ] of Cost Proxy Models, DA 97-239 [ Public Notice ]. 2/6/97

Comments on the Access Charge Reform NPRM (FCC 96-488) are now available for downloading. 1/31/97

On January 24, 1996, the Commission received comments and/or petitions to deny in the proposed transfer of control in the MCI/BT proceeding. 1/30/97

Chairman Hundt's 1/27/97 speech "Giving Schools And Libraries The Keys To The Future" to the National School Boards Association in Washington, D.C. is now available online. 1/27/97

Commisssioner Ness's 1/23/97 speech "Global Competition in Telecommunications" before the Women's Foreign Policy Group in Washington, D.C. is now available online. 1/27/97

The FCC's cellular unserved auction closed after six days of bidding. 1/23/97

The Commission releases staff paper titled "Using Market-Based Spectrum Policy to Promote the Public Interest". [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 1/23/97

Common Carrier Bureau revises the comment schedule for Ameritech Michigan's application to provide in-region long distance services in Michigan.
[ Application | 1/17/97 Public Notice | 1/2/97 Public Notice | 1/2/97 News Release ] 1/22/97

Chairman Hundt's 1/18/97 speech at the 1997 Winter Meeting of the United States Conference Of Mayors is now available online. 1/27/97

The 1/23/97 FCC Bandwidth Forum transcript is now available online.
[ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ] 1/24/97

Chairman Hundt's Opening Remarks at the 1/23/97 FCC Bandwidth Forum.
[Display Text | Play Audio ] 1/24/97

FCC to host a Bandwidth Forum on January 23, 1997.
[ News Release | Agenda | Audio ] 1/23/97

Chairman Hundt's 1/14/97 speech to the Competition Policy Institute is now available online. 1/16/97

Reply Comments on the Recommended Decision of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service are now available for downloading. 1/15/97

Office of Engineering and Technology to Present Tutorial on Cable Modems. 1/15/97

FCC releases NOI on Telecommunications Relay Services, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (CC 90-571, FCC 97-7) [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ]. 1/15/97

FCC Releases Report on Long Distance Market. 1/15/97

The FCC makes spectrum available for new unlicensed equipment (ET Docket No. 96-102) [ News Release | Statement of Commissioner Ness ]. 1/10/97

Commission proposes rules for video closed captioning (MM Docket 95-176) 1/10/97

The FCC Office of General Counsel launches new Home Page. 1/6/97

Federal-State Joint Board on universal service staff to conduct workshops on proxy cost models, January 14-15, 1997 [ Public Notice & Agenda | Listen to meetings ] 1/10/97

FCC provides worldwide access via the Internet to the live audio broadcast of Thursday's Open Commission Meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. 1/8/97

Comments on the Recommended Decision of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service are now available for downloading. 1/3/97

Ameritech submits application to provide in-region long distance services in Michigan
[ Application | Public Notice | News Release ]. 1/3/97

Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming (CS-96-133, FCC 96-496) [ Text Version | WordPerfect Version ]. 1/2/97

The new Emergency Alert System (EAS) has replaced the old Emergency Broadcast System for all broadcast stations — AM, FM, and TV. Details are available from the new EAS Home Page, Fact Sheet, and FAQ List. 1/2/97

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