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Southwestern Bell Files Amendment To December 27th Ex Parte In Section 271 Kansas And Oklahoma Proceeding: Comment Schedule Remains the Same . CC Docket No. 00-217 12/28/00

2000 Biennial Regulatory Review of Part 68 of the Commission's Rules and Regulations. [ Text | Word97 ] 12/28/00

Comments Requested in Connection With Southwestern Bell’s Section 271 Application For Kansas and Oklahoma. CC Docket No. 00-217 12/27/00

Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service Recommended Decision [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] and Rural Task Force Recommendation [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] Released.12/22/00

Enforcement Bureau Terminates Investigation of NORML Foundation's Complaint Against the Networks. Word97 | Text ] 12/22/00

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard Regarding Low Power FM Radio. 12/22/00

Applications for Consent to the Transfer of Control of Licenses and Section 214 Authorizations from MediaOne Group, Inc., Transferor to AT&T Corp. Transferee, FCC 00-447. 12/21/00

Federal Communications Commission Announces Year 2000 Common Carrier-Related Enforcement Action Totals. [ News Release and Attachment: News Release/Word97 | News Release/Text | Attachment/Acrobat ] 12/21/00

FCC Announces First 255 Applicants Eligible for Low Power FM Radio Stations . 12/21/00

Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications And Notification of Petitions to Deny Deadline. 12/21/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on Verizon 271 Filing. 12/18/00

FCC to Accept Low Power FM Applications January 16 through January 22, 2001 for American Samoa, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 12/15/00

"The Enforcement Model: Breaking Through Barriers on the Road to Competition" Commissioner Gloria Tristani's Remarks before the PLI Annual Institute on Telecommunications. 12/14/00

FCC Releases Two Studies on Inter-Carrier Compensation: Studies Propose New Approaches to Inter-Carrier Compensation for Carriers Interconnected with Local Telephone Networks. 12/13/00

Studies Indicate Need to Promote Wireless & Broadcast License Ownership by Small, Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses: Recommends Steps to Facilitate Fair Competition. [ News Release | Public Notice | Studies ] 12/12/00

FCC Proposes Changes in Defining Commercial Radio Markets. 12/8/00

"The Great Digital Broadband Migration", Commissioner Powell's Remarks Before The Progress & Freedom Foundation. 12/8/00

FCC Makes Spectrum Available for New Fixed Satellite Services at Ku-band; Seeks Comment on Licensing New Fixed Service at 12 GHz, Releases First Report & Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making. 12/8/00

Commission Releases NPRM on Authorization and Use of Software Defined Radios, ET Docket No. 00-47, FCC 00-430. [Text | Word | Acrobat | News Release | Statement of Commissioner Ness] 12/8/00

Statement of FCC Chairman William Kennard On NCTA Diversity Committee. 12/7/00

Mass Media Bureau Extends Filing Deadline for Class A License Applications. 12/5/00

Chairman Kennard and Commissioner Tristani to Host Policy Forum on Market Entry Barriers Faced by Small, Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses on Tuesday, December 12, 2000. 12/5/00

Technological Advisory Council to Hold Seventh Meeting. [ Agenda ] 12/5/00

Chairman Kennard Urges European Industry to Take Lead In Providing Universal Access 12/4/00

Building New Crossroads for the Information Age,” Remarks By Chairman Kennard Before The Budapest Business Journal Conference, Budapest, Hungary. 12/4/00

FCC Takes Steps to Make More Spectrum Available Through the Development of Secondary Markets. 12/4/00

FCC Requests Nominations for Membership on the Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee. 12/1/00

FCC Makes Spectrum Available for New Fixed Satellite Services at Ku-band; Seeks Comment on Licensing New Fixed Service at 12 GHz. 11/30/00

Transcript of the 11/17/00 Switch Carve-Out Debate between SBC and Verizon vs. ASCENT and PACE Concerning the Circumstances Under Which Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers Should be Required to Make Their Local Circuit Switches Available. [Text | Word | Acrobat] 11/29/00

New Telephone Slamming Rules Work for Consumers. FCC's Revised Telephone "Slamming" Rules Now in Effect: Over 30 States Choose to Administer New Slamming Rules. 11/29/00

"ITU-D: The Opportunity Alliance" Chairman Kennard's Remarks before the ITU Development Symposium for Regulators in Geneva, Switzerland. 11/20/00

FCC Takes Steps To Allocate Additional Spectrum for New Wireless Services . Full Document - Text | Word97 | Acrobat  11/20/00

Auction of Licenses For C and F Block Broadband PCS Spectrum: Status of FCC Form 175 Applications to Participate in the Auction. [ Attachments: A - B - C ]11/17/00

FCC Staff Releases Its Interim Report on Spectrum Study of the 2500 - 2690 MHz Band: The Potential for Accommodating Third Generation Mobile Systems (ET Docket No. 00-232). 11/15/00

Comments Requested in Connection with Court Remand of Non-Accounting Safeguards Order. [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat | Petitioners' Brief ] 11/15/00

FCC Privatizes Standards-Setting and Certification Process for Telephone Equipment. 11/13/00

FCC Seeks to Revamp Service Quality Reporting Requirements for Local Telephone Companies. 11/9/00

FCC Implements Changes to Auction Authority Pursuant to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. 11/9/00

FCC Requests Nominations For Membership on the Technological Advisory Council. 11/6/00

Statement of Chairman Kennard Regarding NBC Television's Offer to the Major Party Presidential Candidates to Appear on Its Evening News. 11/3/00

FCC Releases Data on High-Speed Services for Internet Access. 11/1/00

Conference on Telecommunications Network Security and Reliability in the 21st Century. 10/30/00

Comments Requested on the Application by SBC Communications Inc. for Authorization Under Section 271 of the Communications Act to Provide In-region, Interlata Service in the States of Kansas and Oklahoma (CC Docket No. 00-217). Public Notice [Text | Word97 | Acrobat - including attachments], Protective Order [Text | Word97 | Acrobat], Previous Public Notice. 10/27/00

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard Regarding AT&T's Restructuring Announcement. 10/26/00

FCC Releases Item on Multiple Tenant Environments. [Text | Word97 | Acrobat | News Release] 10/25/00

The Office of Engineering and Technology Hosts a Tutorial on Security in Interconnected Telecommunications Networks. [ Public Notice | Audio ] 10/25/00

FCC Seeks Public Comment on Website Effectiveness. 10/24/00

Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth Renews Call for C Block Delay. 10/24/00

Public Broadcasting: Bright Future, Cherished Birthright, October 22 Remarks of Commissioner Ness at the PBS Fall Planning Meeting & Annual Members Meeting 10/23/00

Tutorial on Telecommunications Network Security. 10/19/00

FCC Proposes Detariffing and Streamlining Measures Regarding International Interexchange Services. 10/19/00

Enforcement Bureau and Verizon Enter into $250,000 Consent Decree Regarding Long Distance Verification and Record Retention. 10/17/00

Order on Withdraw of Request for Extension of October 1st Deadline for Carriers to Report on Their Wireless Enhanced 911 Implementation Plans. 10/17/00

Commissioner Susan Ness Highlights FCC Policy Promoting Contracts with Women-owned Small Businesses. 10/17/00

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard Regarding En Banc Hearing On The Public Interest Obligations of Television Broadcasters. 10/16/00

Commissioner Gloria Tristani's Remarks Before the En Banc Hearing on Public Interest Obligations of TV Broadcast Licensees. 10/16/00

Commission Extends Comment Dates for High-speed Internet Access Over Cable Notice of Inquiry and Seeks Comment on USTA Petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding Universal Service Obligations of Cable Operators. 10/12/00

Commission Releases Preliminary Agenda for En Banc Hearing on Public Interest Obligations Of TV Broadcast Licensees . 10/12/00

FCC Allocates Additional Spectrum for Wireless Services. 10/12/00

Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth Seeks to Clarify and Separate Big Government Interest from the Public Interest in the Debate over the Debates. 10/12/00

Commissioner Gloria Tristani's Statement on Court of Appeals Order on Political Editorial and Personal Attack Rules. 10/12/00

Statement of Chairman Kennard on Court of Appeals Order on Political Editorial and Personal Attack Rules. 10/12/00

FCC Acts to Foster Telecommunications Competition and Consumer Choice in Multiple Tenant Environments. 10/12/00

Procedures Established to Deal with Improper Release of Nonpublic Information. 10/12/00

FCC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Mergers of VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Powertel, Inc. with Deutsche Telekom AG. [Text | Word | Acrobat] 10/12/00

Conference on Telecommunications Network Security and Reliability in the 21st Century. 10/12/00

Letter from Christopher J. Wright to AOL-Time Warner Merger Applicants Stopping Clock Pending FTC Action. 10/11/00

FCC Hosts Forum for Hispanic Consumers on Wednesday, October 11. [Public Notice | Audio] 10/11/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Deny Nextwave’s Request For Review. 10/10/00

FCC Chairman Kennard Calls for More Benefits to Public from $70 Billion Give-Away of 2nd Digital TV Channel. 10/10/00

NPRM on Digital Televison Broadcasters Children's Television Obligations. 10/5/00

Report & Order and FNPRM Extending the Filing Requirement For Children's Television Programming Reports. (FCC Form 398) 10/5/00

NPRM Released on Standardized and Enhanced Disclosure Requirements for TV Licensee Public Interest Obligation. 10/5/00

Chairman Kennard Receives Industrial Telecommunications Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Industry. Chairman's Remarks 10/5/00

FCC Issues Order Regarding Personal Attack and Political Editorial Rules. 10/4/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on Low Power FM. 10/4/00

Commission to Hold En Banc Hearing on Children's Television Programming and Public Interest Obligations of TV Broadcast Licensees. 10/3/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on EchoStar Announcement of Political Candidate Airtime. 10/2/00

Statement of Chairman Kennard Regarding Network and Station Group Coverage of Political Campaigns. 9/29/00

"ITTI 2000: Fulfilling the Promise," Chairman Kennard's Remarks Before the Indian Telecom Training Initiative. 9/29/00

FCC Bureaus Approve SBC Communications Inc. and Bellsouth Corporation License Transfers and Assignments. 9/29/00

U.S. and Canada Reach Agreement on Implementing Digital Television Service Along the U.S./Canada Border. 9/29/00

Commissioner Susan Ness Decries Decisions of NBC and Fox Networks Not to Air the First Presidential Debate. 9/29/00

Low Power FM Reconsideration Order with Commissioners Statements. 9/28/00

FCC Launches Inquiry Regarding High-speed Internet Service. 9/28/00

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Availability of Bidding Credits for Providing Wireless Services to Qualifying Tribal Lands. 9/28/00

FCC Releases Study of Internet Backbone Market: Study Concludes that Competitive Internet Backbone Market Should Remain Free of Telecommunications Regulation. 9/26/00

Initial Filing Date for LPTV Applications Postponed Until January 15, 2001. 9/26/00

FCC Adopts Reconsideration Order for Low Power FM Radio: Affirms Provisions of Original Order; Institutes Protection for Radio Reading Services and Interference Complaint Procedure. 9/22/00

Comments Requested on the Application by Verizon New England Inc. for Authorization Under Section 271 of the Communications Act to Provide In-Region, Interlata Service in the State of Massachusetts. 9/22/00

Statement of FCC Spokesperson regarding AOL/Time Warner Transaction. 9/21/00

700 MHz Guard Band Auction Raises $519,892,575.00. 9/21/00

Technological Advisory Council To Hold Sixth Meeting. [ Meeting Agenda ] 9/20/00

Extension of Fiscal Year 2000 Regulatory Fee Filing Window. 9/19/00

Biennial Review 2000 Staff Report Released. 9/19/00

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard Concerning his Participation in the Personal Attack and Political Editorial Rule Proceeding. 9/18/00

FCC Receives Nearly 500 Applications for Low Power FM Radio Construction Permits in Second Filing Window. [ Public Notice: Text] 9/15/00

FCC Proposes Standardized Disclosure Requirements to Better Inform Communities About How Broadcasters Serve the Public Interest. 9/15/00

Reports From Commercial TV Broadcasters Concerning Children's Educational Programming Extended. 9/15/00

FCC Seeks Comments on Digital TV Broadcasters' Obligations to Serve Children. 9/15/00

FCC Adopts Rules for Labeling of DTV Receivers. 9/15/00

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Provides Guidance on Carrier Reports on Implementation of Wireless E911 Phase II Automatic Location Identification, CC Docket No. 94-102 9/14/00

FCC Adopts Order in Set-top Box Proceeding; Initiates Review of 1998 Navigation Devices Rules. 9/14/00

Commissioner Susan Ness Applauds National Women's Business Council Launch of WomenBiz.gov. 9/15/00

Commissioner Tristani's Statement on Open Access Notice of Inquiry. 9/14/00

NABOB 2000: Reflections and Challenges Chairman Kennard's Remarks before the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters. 9/13/00

Internet Telephony: America Is Waiting Chairman Kennard's Remarks before the Voice Over Net Conference. 9/12/00

Commissioner Susan Ness Issues Statement Applauding E-Rate Role in Bringing the Information Age to America's Schools and Libraries. 9/11/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on Urban Institute's E-Rate Evaluation. 9/11/00

Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order in the Matter of Revision of the Commission’s Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems (FCC 00-326, CC Docket No. 94-102) [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] 9/11/00

Cell Phone Brochure: Facts, Fiction and Questions to Ask Yourself if You are Considering Purchasing a Cell Phone. 9/11/00

Common Carrier Bureau Extends Pleading Cycle for Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. 9/8/00

Chairman Kennard's Testimony before the United States House of Representatives, The Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection. 9/7/00

800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio Services Auction Raises $319,451,810.00. 9/5/00

Commission Releases Order Regarding AMFM Inc./Clear Channel Inc. Transfer of Control [ Text | Word 97 | Acrobat ] 9/1/00

Statements of FCC Commissioners on AMFM Inc./Clear Channel Inc. Transfer of Control [ Kennard | Ness | Furchtgott-Roth | Powell | Tristani ] 9/1/00

Amendment of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Spread Spectrum Devices. [ Text | Word 97 | Acrobat ] 8/31/00

FCC Takes Steps to Implement The Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999. 8/29/00

Commissioner Susan Ness Highlights Women’s Initiatives in Speech before American Women in Radio and Television. [News Release | Speech] 8/29/00

Automated Submission of Fiscal Year 2000 Regulatory Fee Payment Data Using Internet Program Available through the FCC Web Site Starting September 1, 2000. 8/29/00

FCC Revises Rules for Upcoming C and F Block Auction: Action Preserves Opportunities for Small Businesses and Promotes the Rapid Deployment of Wireless Services. 8/25/00

FCC Releases Report on the Availability of High-speed and Advanced Telecommunications Services. 8/23/00

FCC Commissioner Tristani Releases Letter Sent to CBS President Regarding “Snipers Wanted” Graphic Below a Picture of Governor George W. Bush. 8/22/00

Mass Media Bureau Issues AMFM, Inc./Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Transfer of Control Authorizations. 8/21/00

Commission Announces Partnership with 29 Co-Sponsers & Over 50 Telecom Experts for the Indian Telecom Training Initiative. 8/21/00

FCC's Common Carrier Bureau and NARUC to Host Industry Forum on Implementation of Slamming Liability Procedures on Wednesday, August 23. [Public Notice | Audio] 8/21/00

FCC Releases Fifth Annual Report on State of Wireless Industry. 8/18/00

FCC Approves AMFM/Clear Channel Merger - Conditions Require Divestiture of 122 Radio Stations. 8/15/00

Commissioner Tristani's Keynote Address Before the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO) in Boston, Massachusetts. 8/15/00

FCC Releases Statistics of Communications Common Carriers. 8/11/00

"The Africa Development Initiative: One Year and Counting", Chairman Kennard's Remarks at the AFCOM 2000 Conference in Fair Lakes, Virginia on August 1, 2000. 8/11/00

Commission Strengthens Rules Designed to Give Competitors Access to Incumbent Phone Companies’ Networks. 8/10/00

FCC Grants Intelsat Application to Serve the U.S. Market Upon Privatization. [ Chairman Kennard's Statement | News Release | Attachment ] 8/3/00

FCC Releases Fifth Annual Report on State of Wireless Industry: Report Finds Wireless Competition is Increasing. 8/3/00

FY 2000 Regulatory Fees Due Sept. 11-20. See Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2000 Public Notices. 8/2/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on the New York Section 271 Court Victory. 8/1/00

Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Postponed Until March 6, 2001. 8/1/00

Network Reliability and Interoperability Council meets August 23, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., FCC Meeting Room TW-C305. 7/31/00

FCC to Accept Low Power FM Applications August 28 through September 1, 2000 for Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Wyoming. 7/28/00

Agenda for the August 3, 2000 FCC Open Meeting Released. 7/27/00

FCC En Banc Hearing on America Online, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc. Merger [ Audio/Video & Full Transcript | Agenda, Participants, & Remarks ] 7/27/00

Joint Press Release, Department of State/FCC Agreement Signed With Mexico for Satellite Digital Audio Service (DARS) and Wireless Communications Services (WCS) Use of the 2310-2360 Mhz Band. Acrobat|Text|Word97|Statement Of Chairman Kennard 7/26/00

Statement of FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children. 7/26/00

Commission Observes New Procedures For Entrance to En Banc Hearing On AOL & Time Warner Applications For Transfer Of Control. 7/26/00

FCC Extends Limited LPTV/Television Translator/Class A Auction Filing Window. 7/26/00

FCC to Hear Variety of Views on AOL-Time Warner Merger - Announces Panelists and Schedule for Public Hearing. Merger Page 7/25/00

Commission to Hold Public Forum for Commission Registration System (CORES) July 31. 7/25/00

NEW: FCC Handbook, "What We're All About," a Consumer's Guide to the Federal Communications Commission. 7/25/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on President Clinton's Global Digital Divide Initiative. 7/25/00

"Regulation 2000" Chairman Kennard's Remarks before the Summer 2000 Session of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Los Angeles. 7/24/00

Chairman Kennard Details Regulator’s ‘Best Practices’ for Creating Open Markets. 7/24/00

Statement of FCC Chairman Kennard on Anniversary of ADA and Supporting Three Disability Commission Items. 7/24/00

FCC Mandates Nationwide Implementation of 711 Access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). 7/24/00

FCC Adopts Technical Standards for Display of Closed Captioning on Digital Television Receivers. 7/21/00

FCC Adopts Rules for Large Broadcast Stations and Program Distributors to Provide Video Description for Persons with Visual Disabilities; Also Adopts Rules to Enhance Accessibility of Emergency Information. 7/21/00

FCC Resolves Several Pending Telephone Slamming Issues. 7/21/00

FCC Assigns Easy to Use Phone Numbers for Community & Referral Service Information and Travel & Transportation-related Information. 7/21/00

FCC Launches The Commission Registration System (CORES) - a Registration System for Entities Filing Applications or Making Payments with the Commission. 7/19/00

Statement of FCC Chairman Kennard Regarding Iowa Utilities Board v. FCC. 7/18/00

Larry Strickling Leaving the Commission; Dorothy Attwood to be Named Chief of Common Carrier Bureau; Anna Gomez Named Chairman’s Senior Legal Advisor. 7/10/00

"Building Curb Cuts on the Information Highway" Chairman Kennard's Remarks before the National Association of the Deaf, in Norfolk, Virginia. 7/3/00

Commission Authorizes SBC Communications to Provide Long Distance Service in Texas. 6/30/00

FCC Chairman to Launch Proceeding on “Cable Access”. 6/30/00

Statement of FCC Chairman Kennard Regarding U.S. Department of Justice Action on Proposed Worldcom-Sprint Merger. 6/27/00

Commissioner Tristani's Keynote Address at the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s 5th Annual Conference on Children & Media.6/26/00

FCC Issues Final Approval Of Qwest-US West Merger. [ Order: Text | Word97] 6/26/00

Technological Advisory Council to Hold Fifth Meeting June 28th. [Agenda] 6/26/00

Statement of Chairman Kennard Regarding AT&T Tariff Filing. 6/23/00

Statement of Commissioner Tristani Regarding AT&T Tariff Filing. 6/23/00

FCC Allows LMDs Eligibility Restriction to Sunset June 30, 2000. 6/22/00

FCC Affirms Rules for the 700 MHz Band and Considers Possible Voluntary Measures to Facilitate Spectrum Clearing and Accelerate DTV Transition. 6/22/00

Statement of Chairman Kennard Regarding AT&T v. City of Portland. 6/22/00

FCC Receives Over 700 Applications for Low Power FM Radio Construction Permits in First Ten States. [ Public Notice: Text] 6/21/00

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Elimination of Experimental Broadcast Ownership Restrictions. [ NPRM and Commissioner Statements: Text | Acrobat | Word97 ] 6/21/00

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on The Dual Network Rule. [ NPRM and Commissioner Statements: Text | Acrobat | Word97 ] 6/21/00

Biennial Review Report. [ NPRM and Commissioner Statements: Text | Acrobat | Word97 ] 6/21/00

"The Americans With Disabilities Act: Lessons for the Virtual World" Chairman Kennard's Remarks for the 10th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Torch Relay. 6/20/00

Remarks of Commissioner Gloria Tristani Campaigns, Broadcasters, and the Public Interest. 6/20/00

Technological Advisory Council to Hold Fifth Meeting June 28th. 6/19/00

FCC Approves Bell Atlantic and GTE Merger with Conditions. 6/16/00

FCC Establishes New Wireless Medical Telemetry Service. [News Release, Statement and Order] 6/12/00

FCC Holds Telephone Customer Service Public Forum on June 9. [Agenda | Audio/Video] Transcript: [Text | Word97 | Acrobat]. 6/9/00

FCC Takes Steps to Promote Access to Telecommunications on Tribal Lands 6/8/00

International Bureau Reports on Success of the 2000 World Radio Communications Conference (WRC-2000). 6/8/00

FCC Proposes Pro-Competitive Streamlining Measure for Licensing International Submarine Cable Systems. 6/8/00

FCC Holds Monthly Open Commission Meeting Today at 9:30 am. [Agenda | Audio/Video] 6/8/00

Telephone Customer Service Public Forum Agenda for Friday, June 9th. Transcript: [Text | Word97 | Acrobat]. 6/8/00

Chairman Kennard's Second Statement Regarding AT&T. 6/7/00

Statements of Chairman Kennard and Commissioner Tristani Regarding AT&T Rate Increase. 6/7/00

FCC Grants Conditioned Approval of AT&T and MediaOne Merger; Divestitures Ordered for Compliance with FCC 30% Subscriber Cap. [ Order, News Release, Statements, Attachments ] 6/7/00

"The Great Equalizer" Chairman Kennard's Remarks at the Supercomm 2000 International Dinner, Atlanta, Georgia. 6/6/00

FCC Action Nets Highest Slamming Payment Ever: MCI WorldCom to Pay $3.5 Million: Latest Action Brings Slamming Total to Over $8.5 Million Since February. 6/6/00

FCC and States Jointly Develop a Nationwide Database of Broadband Deployment Activities. 6/6/00

Low Power FM Filing Window Deadline Extended: The filing window for LPFM applications from Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Mariana Islands, Maryland, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Utah is extended until Thursday June 8. Electronically filed applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm (EDT). Paper applications will be accepted until 7:00 pm (EDT). 6/5/00

Office of Engineering and Technology and Common Carrier Bureau Announce the Designation of Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs) to Approve Radiofrequency and Telephone Terminal Equipment. [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] 6/5/00

FCC and Local Government Advisory Group Release "Plain English" Guide on Antenna Emission Health and Safety; Designed to Help Local Officials and Communities. 6/2/00

FCC Holds Telephone Customer Service Public Forum on Friday, June 9, 2000. 6/2/00

FCC Proposes Rule Changes for Upcoming C and F Block Auction to Encourage Advanced Wireless Services and Small Business Opportunities Nationwide. 6/2/00

FCC Reduces Access Charges By $3.2 Billion; Reductions Total $6.4 Billion Since 1996 Telecommunications Act. Monthly Minimum Usage Charges Eliminated for Immediate Savings for Consumers. 5/31/00

FCC Chairman Kennard Urges Three-Pronged Strategy to Promote Wireless Web: Convenes Public Forum on Secondary Markets in Radio Spectrum Today at 9:00 am. [Play Audio/Video] 5/31/00

FCC Issues Broadcast Ownership Biennial Review Report; Will Begin Rulemakings on Dual Network, Radio Market Definition, Experimental Station and Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership. 5/31/00

FCC Implements Three More SHVIA Requirements: Actions Related to Consumer Access to Distant TV Signals via Satellite. 5/30/00

Electronic Filing Available for LPFM Applications filed in first filing window. Applications from Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Mariana Islands, Maryland, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Utah to be accepted May 30- June 5. 5/26/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Decision Granting the FCC's Petition for a Writ of Mandamus. 5/26/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on NCTA/CEA Letter. 5/25/00

FCC Announces Agenda for Public Forum On Secondary Markets in Radio Spectrum. 5/23/00

U.S. Appeals Court Decision Upholds Statute on Cable TV Ownership Limits [ Chairman Kennard Statement | Commissioner Tristani Statement ] 5/19/00

Chairman Kennard Announces Staff Changes at the Federal Communications Commission. 5/19/00

Commissioner Gloria Tristani Objects to Dismissal of Indecency Complaint Against "Don and Mike" Radio Show. [ News Release | Commissioner Tristani's Statement | Letter ] 5/18/00

Federal Communications Commission Proposes Streamlining Technical Rules for Customer Telephone Equipment: Proposed Rules Highlight Commission's Biennial Regulatory Review to Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations as Competition Increases in Telecom Markets. 5/15/00

FCC Holds Monthly Open Commission Meeting Today at 9:30 am. [Agenda | Audio/Video] 5/15/00

"The Challenge To Generation D: Beyond The Color Line" Commencement Address by Chairman Kennard at Howard University in Washington, D.C. May 13, 2000. 5/13/00

New Public Safety Applications and Broadband Internet Access Among Uses Envisioned by FCC Consideration of Ultra-Wideband Technology (ET Docket 98-153). 5/10/00

"Lessons from the Front: When is Pulling the Plug the Right Answer?" Chairman Kennard's 5/9/2000 Remarks before the National Cable Television Association. [ News Release ] 5/9/00

Domestic, Interexchange Carrier Detariffing Order Takes Effect Common Carrier Bureau Implements Nine-month Transition Period Comment Sought On Modifications To Transition Plan. DA 00-1028, CC Docket No. 96-61, Comments: May 31, 2000; Reply Comments: June 9, 2000 [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ] 5/9/00

39 GHz Auction Raises $410,649,085.00. 5/8/00

Common Carrier Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology to Hold Public Forum on Competitive Access to Next-Generation Remote Terminals on Wednesday, May 10. [Public Notice | Audio] 5/8/00

FCC Approves Transfer Of CBS To Viacom; Gives Combined Company Time To Comply With Ownership Rules.
[ News Release | Order | Furchtgott-Roth Statement | Tristani Statement ]5/3/00

The Negotiations Between Disney/ABC And Time Warner 5/2/00

Comment Sought on Further Submissions in Connection with the Proposed Merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE [Word97 | Acrobat]. All of the Documents on Which the Public Notice Seeks Comments are Available on the Common Carrier Bureau Homepage in the Year 2000 Public Notice Section, Referencing DA 00-959. 4/28/00

FCC Takes Action to Clarify Intellectual Property Rights Obligations of Incumbent Local Telephone Carriers. 4/27/00

FCC Adopts Comparative Standards for NonCommercial Educational Broadcast Stations. [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] 4/27/00

Public Forum on Status of "A New FCC For The 21st Century," Scheduled for April 28: Implementation of Draft Strategic Plan to be Discussed. 4/25/00

Statement of Chairman Kennard Regarding FCC Lifeline Announcement. 4/18/00

Commissioner Powell Criticizes Apparent Politicization of Commission Business. 4/18/00

Chairman Kennard and Commissioner Tristani Joined President Clinton in Announcing a Plan to Provide Local Phone Service for $1 a Month in Indian Country. 4/17/00

FCC Announces Public Forum on Secondary Markets in Radio Spectrum. 4/17/00

FCC Releases NPRM in Proceeding to Resolve Compatibility and Copy Protection Issues Involving Digital Television Receivers and Cable Systems. 4/17/00

FCC Adopts Comparative Standards for Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Stations. 4/17/00

Response to House Vote to Cut the Number of Community Radio Stations by 80%. [Chairman Kennard | Commissioner Tristani] 4/14/00

Public Forum on Status of Chairman Kennard's Draft Strategic Plan, "A New FCC For The 21st Century," Scheduled for April 28, 10 am - Noon. 4/14/00

Testimony of Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunication, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Hearing on the Religious Broadcasting Freedom Act and the Noncommercial Broadcasting Freedom of Expression Act of 2000. 4/14/00

FCC Orders Increased Accessibility of Video Programming to Viewers with Hearing Disabilities: Requires Programmers to Make Emergency Information Accessible. 4/13/00

FCC Begins Proceeding to Resolve Compatibility and Copy Protection Issues Involving Digital Television Receivers and Cable Systems. 4/13/00

FCC Takes Further Steps to Take Profit Out of the Illegal Practice of Telephone "Slamming". 4/13/00

E-Rate to Receive Full Funding, $186 Million to be Sent this Week. [ Joint Statement of Chairman Kennard and Commissioner Tristani, and Statement of Commissioner Ness ] 4/13/00

FCC Holds Monthly Open Commission Meeting Today at 9:30 am. [Agenda | Audio/Video] 4/13/00

FCC Chairman Urges Broadcasters to Shift Focus From Fighting Against Low Power Radio to Fighting for Digital Opportunities. [ News Release | Chairman Kennard's Speech ] 4/11/00

FCC Chairman Reiterates Willingness to Work With National Public Radio on Low Power FM Issues. 4/11/00

Comments Requested on the Application by SBC Communications Inc. for Authorization Under Section 271 of the Communications Act to Provide In-Region, Interlata Service in the State of Texas. 4/7/00

FCC Releases Its Annual Performance Report for Fiscal Year 1999. 4/7/00

FCC Releases Report And Order Establishing a Class A Television Service. [ R&O Only:Text | Word97 | R&O with Form: Acrobat ] . 4/5/00

Comment Sought on 911 Call Processing Waiver Requested by Motorola (WT Docket No. 99-328). 4/4/00

FCC Bureaus Approve Bell Atlantic/Vodafone and VoiceStream/Aerial License Transfers and Assignments – Two New National Wireless Competitors to be Created. 3/30/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on Low Power FM Radio. 3/30/00

Commission Adopts Rules Establishing a Class A Television Service. 3/30/00

Low Power FM Applicant's Guide is Now Available. 3/28/00

Common Carrier Bureau Announces Public Forum on MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation, Applications for Transfer of Control, CC Docket No. 99-333. 3/27/00

FCC Lottery Today Determines Order for Accepting Applications for Low Power FM Radio Station Licenses. Actual Dates of Filing Windows to be Announced in Later Public Notice. 3/27/00

Statement of Dale Hatfield, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, and Roy Stewart, Chief, Mass Media Bureau Concerning Low Power FM Engineering Issues and Responding to Congressional Subcommittee Markup of LPFM Bill. 3/24/00

Chairman Kennard's Letter to Congressman Bart Gordon regarding NextWave Telecom ads. 3/24/00

Technological Advisory Council Holds Fourth Meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2000. [News Release | TAC Home Page | Audio/Video] 3/24/00

FCC and NARUC to Host Consumer Friendly Billing Workshop. 3/22/00

FCC Delays Implementation of the FCC Registration Number (FRN) and the Commission Registration System (CORES). 3/22/00

Chairman Delivers Report Card on the New FCC to Congress: Kennard Outlines "Faster, Flatter and More Functional" Agency for the Broadband Internet Age. 3/21/00

FCC Takes a Major Initiative to Improve U.S. Telephone Number Usage. 3/17/00

FCC Begins Inquiry Regarding Software Defined Radio. 3/17/00

Wireless Bureau Chief Declares Bureau's Backlog Reduction Program a Success; 99% of Backlog Eliminated. 3/17/00

Testimony on the Telecommunications Merger Review Act of 2000 before the House Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer. [Kennard | Furchtgott-Roth | Powell] 3/16/00

FCC Adopts Rules for Retransmission Consent Nine Months Ahead of Deadline (FCC 00-99): Establishes a Two-Part Test for "Good Faith" Negotiations and Prohibits Exclusivity. 3/16/00

FCC Approves Qwest / US WEST Merger. 3/10/00

FCC Provides Internet Captioning and Audio for 3/10/00 Public Forum on Telecommunications Relay Services. 3/10/00

FCC Adopts Rules for Guard Band Manager Auction (FCC 00-90) [Text | Word97 | News Release]. 3/9/00

FCC Ensures Bell Atlantic Compliance With Terms of Long Distance Approval; Bell Atlantic Agrees to Pay Up to $27 Million. 3/9/00

FCC Commences Periodic Review of Digital Television Conversion (FCC 00-83). [Text | Word97 | News Release] 3/8/00

Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to Hold Meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 2000. [Public Notice | Notice of Renewal | James Crowe, New NRIC Chairman | NRIC Home Page] 3/7/00

Technological Advisory Council to Hold Fourth Meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2000. [News Release | TAC Home Page] 3/7/00

Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services to hold Initial Field Hearing in Washington, D.C. on March 8, 2000. 3/7/00

March 2, 2000 Remarks of Commissioner Tristani at Emory University, "Media Violence - The Government Response" 3/3/00

FCC Chairman Kennard Receives Award From Educators, Chairman cites award as "success of E-Rate program." 3/2/00

Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service to Convene an Open Meeting on Monday, March 6, 2000, in Washington, DC. [News Release | Audio] 3/2/00

MCI WorldCom and Enforcement Bureau Enter Consent Decree Regarding Marketing and Advertising Practices for Dial-Around Services and Casual Billing Practices. 3/1/00

FCC and FTC Issue Joint Policy Statement on Deceptive Advertising of Long Distance Telephone Services. 3/1/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on the Memorandum of Understanding Between America Online and Time Warner Regarding Non-Discriminatory Access for ISPs to its Cable Networks. 2/29/00

"Wire Less Is More" Chairman Kennard's Address to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. 2/28/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement on Calls Proposal. 2/25/00

Agenda Released for March 1 Public Forum on FCC Merger Applications Review Process. 2/25/00

Common Carrier Bureau Seeks Comment on SBC's Request for Interpretation, Waiver, or Modification of the SBC/Ameritech Merger Conditions. 2/25/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement: Industry Agreement Will Jump Start Digital Television. 2/23/00

Commissioner Ness' Statement Praising CEA/NCTA Interoperability Agreements and Supporting NPRM on Remaining Issues. 2/23/00

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment on AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. 2/22/00

Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans. [ Word | Text | Attachment ] 2/22/00

FCC Revises Telecommunications Relay Service Rules to Improve Access To Telephone Service For People With Hearing And Speech Disabilities. [ News Release and Statements ] 2/17/00

Federal Communications Commission Issues Inquiry For Its Second Report On Advanced Telecommunications Capability. 2/17/00

Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth and Bruce A. Franca Deputy Chief, OET, Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection On the A Review of the FCC’s Spectrum Management Responsibilities in Addition to H.R. 3439, the ‘Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act. 2/17/00

Commissioner Ness Pledges Support for Ensuring High-Quality Rural Telecommunications in Speech to National Telephone Cooperative Association. [ News Release | Commissioner Ness' Speech] 2/15/00

FCC Approves VoiceStream/Omnipoint/Cook Inlet License Transfers and Assignments. [ News Release | Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth Statement | FCC 00-53: Text | Word97 | Attached January 26 2000 Agreement] 2/15/00

Joint Announcement of Federal and State Members of the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services: Field Hearing Schedule. [ News Release | Public Notice] 2/11/00

FCC Announces Participants for Forum on Opportunities for New Unlicensed Wireless Technologies to be held on February 16. [Public Notice | Audio/Video] 2/11/00

Chairman Kennard on NextWave Bankruptcy Decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit . 2/10/00

"Hot Links to an Open Society," Chairman Kennard's Remarks at The National Press Club. [News Release | Remarks | Audio/Video] and Related Report: Telecommunications @ the Millennium: The Telecom Act Turns Four [Acrobat | Word97] 2/8/00

The Office of Engineering and Technology Presents a Tutorial on "The Impact of Convergence" on February 10. [Public Notice | Audio/Video] 2/8/00

FCC Budget of $237,188,000 Proposed For Fiscal Year 2001. [ News Release & Budget Estimates Submitted to Congress in Acrobat Format: Pt.1 - Pt.2 - Pt.3 - Pt.4 ] 2/7/00

Chairman Kennard Releases Report on the African Initiative within his International Development Plan. 2/4/00

FCC Denies Sinclair Petition for Rulemaking on COFDM Standard. 2/4/00

Cable Services Bureau Holds Public Forum on Proposal of AT&T Corporation and MediaOne Group, Inc. to Transfer Control of Licenses. [Public Notice | Audio] 2/4/00

FCC Releases Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Report & Order (FCC 00-20, MM Docket No. 98-204). [Text | Word97 | Acrobat - includes Appendix D | News Release] 2/3/00

Commission Seeks Comment on Supplemental Filing Submitted by Bell Atlantic Corporation and GTE Corporation. 1/31/00

"Internet: The American Experience" Chairman Kennard's Address to the Conference on "Internet & Telecommunications: The Stakes" in Paris, France. 1/31/00

FCC Chairman Addresses Spanish Internet Conference. 1/31/00

FCC issues Order vacating "additional guidance" on what constitutes non-commercial educational TV programming in cases involving religious programming that was contained in WQED Pittsburgh license case. Order [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ] and [ Concurring Statement of Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth | Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Tristani | Press Statement of Commissioner Powell | Factsheet ] 1/28/00

Chairman Kennard Tells Portuguese Telecom Industry that Continued Growth of Internet Depends on True and Full Competition in Telecom Marketplace. 1/28/00

FCC Releases Order on New Non-Commercial Low Power FM Radio Service (FCC 00-19) [Word97 - zipped | Acrobat]. 1/27/00

FCC Closes Offices Due to Adverse Weather Conditions 1/25/2000-1/26/2000. 1/27/00

Chairman Kennard Applauds Industry Decision to Provide Telecommunications Access for People With Disabilities. 1/21/00

FCC Approves New Non-Commercial Low Power FM Radio Service. 1/20/00

FCC Adopts New Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Rules. 1/20/00

Commission Seeks Comment on Joint Applications for Consent to Transfer Control Filed by MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation. [Text | Word97] 1/19/00

FCC Chairman Kennard's Press Conference on 2000 Agenda. [Statement | Video/Audio] 1/19/00

The FCC's New Enforcement Ethic, Chairman Kennard's Remarks before the Competitive Carrier Summit 2000, Conference on Current U.S. Telecom Policy. 1/19/00

International Bureau Issues Annual Report on Developments in International Telecommunications Markets to Senator Hollings. 1/18/00

"E-Rate: A Success Story" Chairman Kennard's Address to the Educational Technology Leadership Conference - 2000. 1/14/00

Commission Adopts Sixth Annual Report on Competition in Video Markets [ News Release, Commissioner Statements, Report & Appendicies ] 1/14/00

Establishment of a Class A Television Service. Text | Word 97  ] 1/14/00

Chairman Kennard Responds to Letter from Reps. Oxley, Pickering, Largent, and Stearns re: Dec. 15, 1999 WQED/Cornerstone/Paxson TV Decision and Religious Broadcasting. [ letters & full text of decision ] 1/12/00

FCC Informs Court That NextWave Licenses Have Cancelled and Sets Date for Auction. Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Auction of C and F Block Broadband PCS Licenses. [ Public Notice | News Release & Chairman Kennard's Statement | Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth's Statement ] 1/12/00

FCC Implements Predictable, Transparent, and Streamlined Merger Review Process. 1/12/00

FCC V-Chip Task Force Releases Updated Survey on the Encoding of Video Programming. 1/11/00

Comments Requested on SBC's Section 271 Application for Authorization to Provide In-Region, InterLATA Services in Texas (CC Docket No. 00-4). [ Public Notice Request for Comments | Protective Order | General Filing Requirements ] 1/10/00

The Fifth Meeting of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee Will be Held on January 13 -14 in Washington, DC. 1/10/00

Commission Seeks Comment on Sports Blackout and Program Exclusivity Rules for Satellite: FCC Moving Quickly to Implement Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. 1/7/00

Chairman Kennard's 1/7/2000 Remarks "IPTV: From the Vast Wasteland to the Vast Wonderland" before the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada. 1/7/00

FCC Adopts Rules for Licensing and Operations in Portion of 700 MHz Band Reallocated from Television Channels 60 through 69. 1/7/00

Public Comment Sought on Issues Related to Guard Bands in the 746-764 MHz and 776-794 MHz Spectrum Block. 1/7/00

The 12 Days of Broadband: Take a Look Back at What Broadband Can Do For You. 1/6/00

Chairman Kennard's Statement regarding U.S. COURT APPEALS Decision to deny an emergency stay in AT&T v. FCC. 1/4/00

FCC Brief for Opposition to Emergence Motion for Stay. [ Word 97 | Text ] 1/4/00

David J. Farber Named FCC Chief Technologist. 1/3/00

FCC Chief Technologist Stagg Newman to Leave Commission. 1/3/00

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