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12/31/01 Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to Hold Meeting on January 4, 2002.

12/20/01 Chairman Powell's Statement on Withdrawal of Bell South 271 Application.

12/19/01 FCC Closes on December 24, 2001.

12/13/01 FCC Announces A New Filing Location For Paper Documents And A New Fax Number For General Correspondence

12/13/01 FCC Proposes New Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Rules for Broadcast and Cable.
Statements: Powell | Copps | Martin

12/12/01 FCC Takes Additional Steps to Improve Telephone Numbering System Usage.
Statements: Martin

12/12/01 FCC Initiates Review of Local Phone Network Unbundling Policies.
Statements: Powell | Copps | Martin

12/12/01 FCC Initiates Proceeding to Examine Regulatory Treatment of Incumbent Carriers' Broadband Services.
Statements: Powell | Copps

12/12/01 FCC Reallocates and Adopts Service Rules for Television Channels 52-59.
Statements: Copps

12/11/01 Commission Releases Order on Implementation of the 911 Act and the use of N11 Codes and Other Abbreviated Dialing Arrangements
Order (FCC 01-351): Text | Acrobat

12/11/01 Deletion of Agenda Item From December 12th Open Meeting.

12/11/01 Statement of Chairman Powell Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce On the NEXTWAVE Settlement Legislation.

11/30/01 Speech by Chairman Powell At the Association for Local Telecommunications Services.  Video

11/30/01 Letter from Chairman Powell to U.S. Bankruptcy Court, California re Excite@Home high speed internet service.

11/30/01 FCC Extends Nomination Deadline for New Membership on the Local and State Government Advisory Committee and Provides Fax Number for Duplicate Submissions.

11/29/01 Application for Authorization To Provide In-Region, InterLATA Services in Rhode Island.
Public Notice: [ Text | Acrobat ] Order: [ Text | Acrobat ]

11/29/01 FCC Announces the Implementation of Interim Electronic Filing and Refiling Procedures for Certain Commission Filings.
Public Notice: [ Text | Acrobat ] Order: [ Text | Acrobat ]

11/27/01 Statement of Chairman Powell on Signing of Nextwave Settlement Agreement.
Full text of the settlement agreement: Text | Acrobat

11/27/01 FCC Launches New Web Site Search Tool.

11/20/01 Cingular, Nextel, and Verizon File Petitions for Reconsideration of Commission Orders on Wireless E911 Phase II Waiver Requests: Consolidated Pleading Cycle Established. [ Text | Acrobat ]

11/20/01 David H. Fiske Named Director, Office of Media Relations.

11/16/01 FCC Authorizes SBC to Provide Long Distance Service in Arkansas and Missouri.
Statements: Abernathy | Copps | Martin

11/16/01 Chairman Powell's Statement on Conclusion of Discussions on Nextwave Licenses.

11/15/01 FCC Acts to Expedite DTV Transition and Clarify DTV Build-Out Rules.
Order (FCC 01-330): Text | Acrobat
Statements: Copps

11/15/01 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment on a Petition for Waiver of the Commission's Part 64 Priority Access Service Rules.

11/15/01 FCC Announces Changes in Filing Procedures.

11/15/01 FCC Announces Gettysburg Office Off-Site Mailroom.

11/15/01 FCC Announces Creation of Homeland Security Policy Council.

11/15/01 Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to Hold Meeting on January 4, 2002.

11/15/01 Technological Advisory Council to Hold Meeting on December 5, 2001.
PowerPoint Presentations: "Directions in Next Generation Information & Telecommunication Technologies" | "3G and Hot Spot Networking"

11/14/01 FCC Releases NPRM on Section 68.4 of the Commission's Rules Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Telephones.
NPRM FCC 01-320: Text | Acrobat
Statements: Abernathy | Copps

11/14/01 The FCC web site will be shut down briefly between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday November 14 for necessary equipment upgrades.

11/8/01 FCC Seeks to Establish National Performance Standards for Telecom Carriers' Wholesale Operations: Proposal Seeks to Provide Greater Consistency, Certainty and Clarity.
Statements: Powell | Copps

11/8/01 FCC Launches Comprehensive Examination of Rules on Multiple Ownership of Local Market Radio Stations.
NPRM: Acrobat | Text
Statements: Copps | Martin

11/8/01 FCC Announces Wireless Spectrum Cap to Sunset Effective January 1, 2003 .
Statements: Copps

11/8/01 Commission Adopts Streamlining Procedures for Submarine Cable Landing Licenses.

11/8/01 FCC Acts to Expedite DTV Transition and Clarify DTV Build-Out Rules.
Order (FCC 01-330): Text | Acrobat
Statements: Copps

11/2/01 FCC Announces Next Meeting of the Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee - November 30.

11/1/01 Chairman Powell Names Intra-Agency Team Leaders to Review Proposed EchoStar-DirecTV Combination.

10/29/01 Chairman Powell Announces Creation of Media Ownership Working Group.

10/29/01 Telecommunications Carrier Registration Information Now Available Online.

10/25/01 Chairman Powell's Remarks at the National Summit on Broadband Deployment in Washington, D.C..

10/23/01 Chairman Powell's Opening Remarks from October 23, 2001 Press Conference, “Digital Broadband Migration” Part II.

10/23/01 FCC Consumer Information Bureau Releases First Report on Complaints and Inquires Processed. Includes News Release, Report, and Questions & Answers.

10/22/01 Corning Tutorial on Optical Communications Cancelled.

10/22/01 NCC Meeting in New York on November 15 and 16-
Interoperability Lessons from the World Trade Center and Pentagon Disasters:
11/15/01 - NCC Subcommittee Meetings [ Text | Acrobat ]
11/16/01 - NCC General Membership Meeting [ Text | Acrobat ]

10/19/01 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Provides Guidance on Filings by Small and Mid-Sized Carriers Seeking Relief from Wireless E911 Phase II Automatic Location Identification Rules.

10/18/01 Clarification on FCC's Announced Changes in Filing Procedures.

10/18/01 OET/CTIA Offer Tutorial on Innovations in Wireless Technology.

10/17/01 Revision of the Commission's Rules To Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems (CC Docket No. 94-102 City of Richardson, Texas). [ Text | Acrobat ]

10/17/01 OET/Corning to Offer Tutorial on Optical Communications - CANCELED.

10/17/01 FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents.

10/16/01 FCC Announces Changes in Filing Procedures.

10/17/01 FCC Releases Report and Order that Clarifies Rules for Noncommercial Television Stations’ Use of Digital Television Channel Capacity
Report and Order FCC 01-306: Text | Acrobat
Statements: Powell | Copps

10/16/01 FCC Proposes to Fine SBC Communications, Inc. $2.52 Million - News Release and Notice of Apparent Liability & Order.

10/16/01 Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to Hold Meeting October 30, 2001.

10/15/01 "In Defense of the Public Interest" - Remarks of Commissioner Copps before the Federal Communications Bar Association in Washington, DC.

10/12/01 Commission Establishes Schedule for E911 Phase II Requests by Small and Mid-Sized Wireless Carriers [ Text | Acrobat ]

10/12/01 FCC Releases E911 Phase II Decisions:
FCC 01-294 Order | Statements
FCC 01-295 Order | Statements
FCC 01-296 Order | Statements
FCC 01-297 Order | Statements
FCC 01-299 Order | Statements
News Release

10/11/01 FCC Clarifies Rules for Noncommercial Television Stations’ Use of Digital Television Channel Capacity
Report and Order FCC 01-306: Text | Acrobat
Statements: Powell | Copps

10/11/01 Chairman Powell Announces Creation of FCC Digital Television Task Force

10/11/01 FCC Adopts Order to Reform Interstate Access Charge System for Rural Carriers: Action Aims for More Efficient Competition and More Choice in Rural Areas
Statements: Powell | Copps | Martin

10/11/01 FCC Modernizes Accounting and Reporting Requirements: Comprehensive Accounting and Reporting Reform is Part of Commission's Biennial Regulatory Review Process to Repeal or Modify its Rules
Statements: Powell | Abernathy | Copps | Martin

10/11/01 FCC Expands International Long Distance Calling Initiative: Consumer Brochure, Now in 13 Languages, Explains Consumer Options for Saving Money on International Long Distance Phone Calls.

10/11/01 Technological Advisory Council to Hold Meeting on Monday, November 5, 2001.

10/5/01 FCC Acts on Wireless Carrier and Public Safety Requests Regarding Enhanced Wireless 911 Services.
Statements: Powell | Abernathy | Copps | Martin
Factsheet: Text | Acrobat

10/5/01 The FCC web site will be shut down between 3:00 a.m. Saturday October 6th and 7:00 a.m. Sunday October 7th for necessary equipment upgrades.

10/1/01 FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2001.

10/4/01 The Commission Releases Order on "Request for Expedited Confirmation of Continued Operating Authority" Filed by Michael S. Rice. [ FCC 01-300: Text | Acrobat ]

10/1/01 Commissioner Copps Applauds Nationwide 711 For Telecommunications Relay Services.

9/24/2001 FCC Adds Mobile Allocation to 2500-2690 MHz Band and Does Not Relocate Existing Licenses.

9/20/01 Photos from Chairman Powell's 9/19/01 Visit to the World Trade Center Area.

9/20/01 Statement of Chairman Powell Following Tour of New York Telephone Facilities and Discussion of Repair Efforts With Telephone Officials.

9/21/2001 FCC Consumer Information Bureau Launches "Bienvenidos," A Spanish-Language Homepage.

9/20/2001 FCC Releases Order and NPRM Initiating Review of Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule.

9/20/01 Statement of Commissioner Michael J. Copps on Complaints Received Regarding Howard Stern Broadcast on National Day of Prayer and Rememberance.

9/19/2001 FCC Denies Blanket Extension for Packet-Mode Communications, Temporarily Suspends CALEA "Punch List" Deadline.

9/19/2001 FCC Authorizes Verizon to Provide Long Distance Service in Pennsylvania.

9/18/2001 FCC Releases First Report and Order Adopting Rule Changes to Faciliate Deployment of Software Defined Radio Technology.

9/18/2001 FCC Permits Stations to Suspend Routine Testing of EAS Until October 2, 2001.

9/18/2001 FCC Announces Auctions Website Redesign.

9/18/2001 The Meeting of the FCC's Technological Advisory Council Scheduled for September 20, 2001 Has Been Cancelled.

9/17/2001 Extension of Fiscal Year 2001 Regulatory Fee Filing Window.

9/17/2001 FCC Provides Certain Additional Flexibility to Facilitate Voluntary Clearing of Incumbent Broadcasters in the Upper 700 MHz Band.
News Release: Text | Acrobat
Order FCC 01-258: Text | Acrobat
Statements: Abernathy | Copps | Martin | Tristani

9/13/2001 Opening Remarks of FCC Chairman Michael Powell, FCC Agenda Meeting, September 13, 2001.

9/13/2001 FCC Begins Reviewing Cable Ownership Limits.

9/13/2001 FCC Initiates Proceeding to Review Separate Affiliate Rules for Incumbent Independent Local Phone Carriers.

9/13/2001 FCC Initiates Proceeding to Review Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule.

9/13/2001 Report on FCC Reform By Mary Beth Richards, Special Counsel to the Chairman.

9/13/2001 Commissioner Martin Appoints Catherine Crutcher Bohigian as Legal Advisor.

9/12/2001 FCC EXPRESSES SYMPATHY AND PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY - Says Companies Are Working Tirelessly to Keep the Communications Network Fully Functioning and the Public Informed; Patience is Key

9/12/2001 All Filings, Paper and Electronic, That Were Due on September 11, 2001, Are Due Today, September 12, 2001

9/11/2001 As a precaution, the FCC will be closed for the remainder of the day, September 11, 2001

8/31/01 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces the Return to Active Status of Licenses to Nextwave Personal Communications Inc. and Nextwave Power Partners Inc., Subject to the Outcome of Ongoing Litigation.

8/31/01 OET Tutorials On New Spectrally Efficient Techniques.

8/31/01 FCC Launches Education Program to Help Consumers Save Money on International Phone Calls: New Brochure Explains Consumer Options.

8/31/01 Speakers Announced for Indian Telecom Training Initiative 2001 Seminar.

8/29/01 Qualex International Named Official FCC Duplicating Contractor.

8/27/01 Commissioner Gloria Tristani to Depart the Federal Communications Commission on September 7, 2001.

8/27/01 Responses to Commissioner Tristani's Departure Announcement. [ Powell | Abernathy | Copps | Martin ]

8/27/01 Commissioner Gloria Tristani's Speech to MANA de Albuquerque, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

8/20/01 Commissioner Copps Announces Office Reorganization.

8/16/01 Navajo Code Talkers to Participate in Indian Telecom Training Initiative 2001.

8/16/01 FCC Announces Indian Initiative Website Redesign.

8/14/01 Automated Submission of Fiscal Year 2001 Regulatory Fee Payment Data Using FCC's Internet Program.

8/9/01 FCC Issues Inquiry for its Third Report on Advanced Telecommunications Capability: Notice of Inquiry Seeks Data to Determine Rate of Broadband Deployment.
Statement: Commissioner Martin

8/9/01 FCC Releases Data on High-speed Services for Internet Access: High-Speed Connections to the Internet Increased 63% During the Second Half of 2000 for a Total of 7.1 Million Lines in Service.

8/9/01 FCC Examines Additional Spectrum Bands to Support Advanced Wireless Services
Statements: Tristani | Martin

8/9/01 FCC Initiates Rulemaking on Flexibility in Delivery of Mobile Satellite Services (Notice Adopted in Response to Industry Proposals)

8/8/01 Collocation Remand Order adopted at the July 12 open meeting released. (FCC 01-204) [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]
Statement: Commisioner Martin 

8/6/01 Statement of Chairman Powell on Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on Nextwave Case.

8/3/01 Commission Releases Order Approving Transfer of Control of Tiberius Broadcasting from Counterpoint Communications, Inc. to Tribune Television Company With Conditions. (FCC 01-220) [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]
Statements: Tristani | Copps

8/2/01 FCC International Bureau Authorizes Second-Round KA-Band Satellite Systems. [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]

8/2/01 FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2001.

8/1/01 Consumer/Disability Advisory Committee to Hold Second Meeting on August 6: FCC Chief of Staff to Address FCC's Commitment to Consumer Issues.

7/25/01 Detariffing of Long Distance Telephone Industry to Become Effective at the End of the Month.

7/25/01 FCC Approves Fox/Chris-Craft Merger With Conditions. FCC 01-209, released today. [Text |  Word97 |  Acrobat]
   Statements: Powell | Tristani | Abernathy | Copps

7/20/01 FCC Authorizes Verizon to Provide Long Distance Service in Connecticut. Separate Statement of Commissioner Copps.

7/20/01 Merger Streamlining Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted at July 12 open meeting, FCC 01-205, released today. [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]

7/20/01 Public Notice announcing Common Carrier Bureau procedures for applicants requiring section 214 authorization for acquisitions of corporate control. [Text | Word97 | Acrobat]

7/18/01 Commissioner Tristani Awarded NCLR's Ruben Salazar Honor.

7/18/01 FCC Releases Annual Wireless Competition Report.

7/18/01 Chairman Powell's Remarks at the Tenth African Telecommunications and Information Technology Conference

7/17/01 International Bureau Authorizes New Mobile Satellite Service Systems in the 2 GHz Band.

7/17/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Michael J. Copps on the International Bureau’s Authorizations of New Mobile Satellite Service Systems in the 2 GHz Band.

7/13/01 FCC Initiates Web Site Redesign: Make-over to Improve Usability Through a More Consistent Site-wide Design.

7/13/01 "Public, Educational, and Governmental Access Channels: Localism and Diversity In Action", Commissioner Gloria Tristani's Remarks Before the Alliance for Community Media.

7/12/01 FCC Initiates Proceeding to Streamline Requests for Acquisitions of Corporate Control.

7/12/01 FCC Approves Rules Designated to Give New Entrants Access to Incumbent Local Phone Companies' Networks.

7/12/01 Commissioner Copps' Remarks at the 14th Biennial International Conference, Telecommunications For The Deaf, Incorporated, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on July 10, 2001.

7/10/01 FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell Meets with Dozen CLEC CEO's to Discuss Market Penetration Issues.

7/3/01 Kevin J. Martin Sworn in as FCC Commissioner.

7/2/01 Press Statements of Commissioner Tristani and Commissioner Copps on the Enforcement Bureau's Letter Ruling on an Indecency Complaint in Illinois.

7/2/01 Press Statements of Commissioner Tristani and Commissioner Copps on the Enforcement Bureau's Letter Ruling on an Indecency Complaint in North Carolina.

6/28/01 Chairman Powell's Testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

6/27/01 Letter From Chairman Powell to the Honorable Donald L. Evans Regarding Allocation of Spectrum for New Advanced Wireless Services, Including Third Generation (3G) Wireless Systems.

6/27/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on the Enforcement Bureau's Letter Ruling on Indecency Complaint.

6/26/01 Brill Joins Abernathy Team.

6/21/01 Chairman Powell's Speech at Federal Communications Bar Association Luncheon, "Consumer Policy in Competitive Markets" [ News Release | Speech | Audio | Chart ].

6/20/01 FCC Adopts Annual Report on State of Competiton in the Wireless Industry.

6/20/01 FCC Issues Inquiry for its Eighth Report to Congress on Video Competition.

6/20/01 Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to Hold Meeting.

6/19/01 Voice Over IP Networks Technology an OET Tutorial. [ Public Notice | PowerPoint Presentation | Audio ]

6/15/01 Commissioner Abernathy Officially Appoints Monahan, Price and Tramont to her Staff.

6/11/01 Commissioner Michael J. Copps Names Interim Staff.

6/8/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on Dedication of Mobile Breast Care Center.

6/8/01 Technological Advisory Council to Hold Meeting.

6/6/01 Chairman Powell's Statement on Withdrawal of SBC 271 Application in Missouri.

6/6/01 FCC Cable Chief Ferree Names Barbara Esbin as Associate Bureau Chief.

6/6/01 Graphical Models for Speech Recognition an OET Tutorial.

6/6/01 Jeffrey J. Carlisle Named Common Carrier Bureau Senior Deputy Chief.

6/5/01 New FCC Consumer E-mail Service is Now Available.

5/31/01 Michael J. Copps Sworn in as FCC Commissioner.

5/31/01 Kathleen Q. Abernathy Sworn in as FCC Commissioner.

5/28/01 Scientific Uses of the Spectrum and Spectrum Policy (A tutorial on Radio Astronomy, Earth Exploration Satellite Service, and the Space Research Service). [Audio]

5/28/01 The Wireless Revolution: A Signal Processing Perspective (A tutorial on Statistical Signal Processing in Wireless Multiple-Access Communications). [Audio | PowerPoint Presentation]

5/23/01 Deadline for NCE Settlements and Supplements Extended to July 19, 2001; Date for Calculating Comparative Qualifications Remains June 4, 2001; Mass Media Bureau Provides Examples of Application of NCE Section 307(b) Criteria. [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]

5/23/01 Commissioner Tristani Announces Personnel Changes.

5/23/01 FCC Cable Chief Ferree Names Sarah Whitesell as New Associate Bureau Chief.

5/22/01 Testimony of Chairman Powell before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State And The Judiciary of The House Committee On Appropriations Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]

5/22/01 Comment Sought On “petition For Inquiry Into Network Practices” Filed By Network Affiliated Stations Alliance “permit But Disclose” Ex Parte Status Accorded.

5/16/01 FCC Releases Text of Order Eliminating the Major Network/Emerging Network Merger Prohibition From Dual Network Rule. Full Text of Order: [Text | Word97 | Acrobat], Separate Statements: [Powell | Ness | Tristani] Press Statements: [Powell | Tristani]

5/14/01 Chairman Powell Announces New Bureau And Office Chiefs And Deputy Chiefs.

5/14/01 Linda Blair Named Associate Chief, Enforcement Bureau; Lisa Fowlkes Named Assistant Chief, Enforcement Bureau.

5/11/01 Commission Proposes Amendments to Part 15 of Rules to Facilitate Deployment of New High Speed Wireless Devices. [ News Release | Presentation on Trends in Unlicensed Spread Spectrum Devices ] Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]

5/10/01 Final Bench Remarks Commissioner Susan Ness Commission Open Meeting, May 10, 2001.

5/10/01 Chairman Powell Announces Washington Attorney Kenneth Ferree to be Chief of FCC Cable Services Bureau.

5/10/01 Julius Knapp Named Deputy Chief of OET.

5/10/01 FCC Modifies High-Cost Universal Service Suppport System to Preserve and Advance Affordable Telephone Service. Statements: Powell | Ness

5/8/01 FCC Initiates Proceeding to Reform Universal Service Fund Contribution System . Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]

5/8/01 FCC Announces Participating Speakers for the Indian Telecom Training Initiative 2001 Industry Conference "Doing Business in Indian Country".

5/7/01 FCC Chairman Powell Recommends Increased FCC Enforcement Powers for Local Telephone Competition.

5/4/01 Detariffing Order Takes Effect.

5/3/01 Commissioner Susan Ness Congratulates Chairman Michael Powell on his Nomination to a Second Term.

4/27/01 Statement of Chairman Powell on Renomination to Federal Communications Commission.

4/27/01 FCC Releases Memorandum Opinion and Order Approving Deutsche Telekom/VoiceStream/Powertel Transfers of Control.

4/27/01 Commission Moves to Further Detariff Telecommunications Industry: Limits Competitive Local Phone Carriers Ability to File Tariffs.

4/27/01 FCC Releases Order That Resolves Carrier Compensation Rules for Internet Traffic.

4/27/01 Released FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Initiates a Broad-Ranging Proceeding to Explore Ways of Reforming Intercarrier Compensation Rules.

4/27/01 Commissioner Susan Ness to Leave Federal Communications Commission by June 1, 2001. Statements: [ Powell | Furchtgott-Roth | Tristani ]

4/25/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on Approval of Radio License Transfers in Erie, Pennsylvania; Killeen, Texas; Columbus, Georgia; and Columbus/Starkville, Mississippi.

4/25/01 FCC Approves Deutsche Telekom/VoiceStream/Powertel Request to Transfer Control of Licenses.

4/23/01 Comments Requested on The MITRE Corporation Report on Technical Analysis of Potential Harmful Interference to DBS from Proposed Terrestrial Services in the 12.2 – 12.7 GHz Band (ET Docket 98-206).

4/20/01 Digital Television Presentation from April 19, 2001 Open Meeting.

4/19/01 FCC Eliminates the Major Network/Emerging Network Merger Prohibition From Dual Network Rule.
Separate Statements: Ness
Press Statements: Powell | Tristani

4/16/01 FCC Authorizes Verizon to Provide Long Distance Service In Massachusetts, Five States Now Approved For Section 271 Long Distance Service.

4/16/01 Statement of FCC Commissioner Susan Ness on NCTA Voluntary Compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Rules.

4/13/01 FCC Releases Memorandum Opinion & Order on Reconsideration Regarding Establishment of a Class A Television Service. [Text | Word97 | Acrobat]

4/13/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on Summary Rejection of Petitions to Deny and Subsequent Approval of Radio License Transactions by the Mass Media Bureau.

4/12/01 Statement of FCC Chairman Powell on NCTA Board Commitment to Voluntary Outreach Efforts.

4/10/01 FCC to Accept Window 4 and Window 5 Low Power FM Applications from June 11 through June 15, 2001. Window to Open for proposed facilities in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Guam, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

4/9/01 FCC Budget of $248,545,000 Proposed for Fiscal Year 2002.

4/6/01 Statement of Chairman Michael Powell on White House Announcement on FCC Commissioner Appointments.

4/9/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Susan Ness on Announcement of FCC Commissioner Nominations.

4/6/01 Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth Praises New FCC Nominees.

4/6/01 FCC Releases Policy Statement Providing Guidance to Broadcasters Regarding Indecency Statute.

4/6/01 Separate Statement of Commissioner Susan Ness on Policy Statement Providing Guidance to Broadcasters Regarding Indecency Statute.

4/6/01 Separate Statement of Commissioner Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth on Policy Statement Providing Guidance to Broadcasters Regarding Indecency Statute.

4/6/01 Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on Policy Statement Providing Guidance to Broadcasters Regarding Indecency Statute.

4/5/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Tristani Regarding Enforcement Bureau Letter Rulings on WLAN, (FM), Lancaster, Pennsylvania and WBZZ (FM), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Indecency Complaints.

4/5/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Tristani Regarding Enforcement Bureau Letter Rulings on WLAN, (FM), Lancaster, Pennsylvania and WBZZ (FM), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Indecency Complaints.

4/4/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani Regarding False Information on the Deutsche Telekom - Voicestream Proceeding.

4/2/01 FCC Adopts Revised LPFM Order; Codifies Third Adjacent Channel Interference Protection Standards.

3/30/01 FCC Releases Staff Final Report "Spectrum Study of 2500-2690 MHz Band: The Potential for Accommodating Third Generation Mobile Systems" Seeks Comment on Final Report in Pending Spectrum Allocation Proceeding (ET Docket No. 00-258).

3/29/01 Link to C-SPAN video of full testimony of Chairman Powell on Thursday, March 29, 2001, before House Subcommitttee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

3/29/01 Opening Statement of Chairman Michael K. Powell Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House Committee on Energy And Commerce. [Text | Word | Acrobat | Video]

3/29/01 Commissioner Susan Ness Criticizes Decision of Long-distance Carriers to Assess Hefty Billing Fee on Consumers.

3/28/01 Commission Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Reallocation and Service Rules for the 698-746 MHz Spectrum Band (Television Channels 52-59).

3/27/01 Press Statement Of Commissioner Gloria Tristani the Enforcement Bureau Letter Ruling on WXQR (FM), Wilmington, North Carolina Indecency Complaint.

3/23/01 Statement By Commissioner Susan Ness In Memory of S.D. Public Utility Commissioner Laska Schoenfelder.

3/22/01 Supplements and Settlements to Pending Closed Groups of Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Applications Due by June 4, 2001: Settlement Caps Waived Until June 4, 2001: Abridged Forms 340 and 349 Released for Use in Claiming Points.

3/20/01 FCC Announces Two Conferences to Enhance Telecommunications Services in Indian Country.

3/19/01 Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting on Monday, March 26.

3/16/01 FCC Announces Programmatic Agreement With Respect to Collocating Wireless Antennas on Existing Structures.

3/16/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Tristani on Indian Tribe Aspects of the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for the Collocation of Wireless Antennas.

3/16/01 Commission Adopts Detariffing & Streamlining Measures Regarding International Interexchange Services.

3/16/01 FCC Proposes to Update Rules for BAS; Conform Technical Rules for BAS, Cars and FS; and Allow Video Assist Devices .

3/16/01 FCC Takes Steps to Reallocate and Adopt Service Rules for Television Channels 52-59.

3/12/01 Statement of Chairman Michael K. Powell on Disposition of Applications for the Transfer of Control of Certain Radio Licenses.

3/12/01 Statement of Commissioner Susan Ness on Mass Media Bureau Approval of Various Radio License Transfer Applications.

3/12/01 Statement of Commissioner Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth on Mass Media Bureau Approval of Various Radio License Transfer Applications.

3/12/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on Approval of 32 Radio License Transactions in 26 Radio Markets by the Mass Media Bureau.

3/12/01 Statement of Commissioner Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth on Time Warner Cable Emergency Petition of ABC, Inc. for Declaratory Ruling and Enforcement Order for Violation of Section 76.58 of the Commission's Rules, or in the Alternative For Immediate Injunctive Relief: Consent Decree Order.

3/12/01 Consumer Information Bureau Releases its First Annual Report.

3/9/01 Press Statement Of Commissioner Tristani on Enforcement Bureau Letter Dismissing a Request by Senators Ron Wyden and John Breaux for an Investigation Regarding Allegations of the Broadcast of Subliminal Advertising Provided by the Republican National Committee.

3/9/01 Auction for FM Broadcast Construction Permits Postponed Until December 5, 2001. Broadcast Auction 37 FM Rescheduled from May 9, 2001. Freeze on FM Minor Change Applications Lifted.

3/7/01 Operating Support Systems: Today's and the Next Generation's Networks. The Office of Engineering and Technology will host a tutorial Thursday, March 15, 2001.

3/2/01 Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on MD/DC/DE Broadcasters Associations et al., v. FCC.

3/1/01 Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani on AOL-Time Warner Merger Report and Order.

2/28/01
FCC Releases Reconsideration Order on Standards for Noncommercial Educational Applicants. Order - all sections: [Text | Word97 | Acrobat]  Order - without Appendix D: [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] Appendix D: [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] Errata: [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]

2/28/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Gloria Tristani Regarding Enforcement Bureau Letter Ruling on WGR (AM) Buffalo, New York Indecency Complaint.

2/22/01 Second 700 Mhz Guard Band Spectrum Auction Closes.

2/21/01 "Connecting Indian Country to the Information Age" Commissioner Gloria Tristani's Remarks Before the National Congress of American Indians.

2/13/01 FCC to Hold Policy And Procedures Review at February Agenda Meeting.

2/13/01 Commissioner Tristani Press Statement Regarding Enforcement Bureau Letter Ruling on WRLR (FM), Homewood, Alabama Indecency Complaint.

2/9/01 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Best Practices Guide for Avoiding Interference Between Public Safety and Commercial Wireless 800 MHz Communications Systems.

2/8/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Tristani on the Enforcement Bureau Letter Ruling on KLOU (FM), St. Louis, Missouri Indecency Complaint.

2/8/01 Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to Hold Meeting on February 27.

2/7/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Tristani on the E-Rate Program.

2/6/01 Commissioner Tristani's Statements regarding Applications for Radio License Transfers from Southard Radio, Inc. to Golden Isles Broadcasting in Brunswick, Georgia and fromTaylor Broadcasting to Clear Channel Broadcasting in Macon, Georgia.

2/6/01 Chairman Powell Holds First Press Briefing, Tuesday February 6, at 10:30 am. [streaming audio/video]

1/31/01 Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHZ Bands Postponed Until September 12, 2001.

1/31/01 FCC Releases Order on Suspension of the Broadcast and Cable Equal Employment Opportunity Outreach Program Requirements. Order: [Text | Word97 | Acrobat] Statements: [Ness | Tristani]

1/31/01 Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth Declines to Seek Reappointment; Will Serve Until Date Mutually Agreed to with Administration.

1/26/01 C and F Block Broadband PCS Spectrum Auction Raises Nearly $17 Billion For U.S. Treasury.

1/26/01 Commission Issues Biennial Regulatory Review Report for the Year 2000.

1/25/01 Chairman Powell Names Marsha Macbride as FCC Chief of Staff; Also Announces Transition And Personal Staff.

1/25/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Ness Applauding The Appointment of Marsha MacBride, Chief of Staff.

1/24/01 FCC Authorizes SBC to Provide Long Distance Service in Kansas and Oklahoma. [Text | Word | Acrobat]

1/24/01 FCC Adopts Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking On Spectrum Aggregation Limits.

1/23/01 FCC Adopts Measures To Facilitate Voluntary Clearing of 700 Mhz Band and Accelerate DTV Transition.

1/23/01 FCC Adopts Rules For Cable Carriage Of Digital TV Signals; Requests Further Information Regarding Dual Carriage of Analog and Digital TV Signals.

1/22/01 FCC Grants “Must Carry” Status to Digital-Only TV Station.

1/22/01 Statement of Michael K. Powell on Designation as Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.

1/22/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Susan Ness Regarding Designation of Michael K. Powell as FCC Chairman.

1/22/01 Furchtgott-Roth Praises Powell Selection.

1/23/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Tristani Congratulating Michael Powell.

1/22/01 FCC Releases Memorandum Opinion and Order on AOL - Time Warner Merger.

1/19/01 FCC Issues Further Order in Digital Television Transition; asks for Further Comments on DTV Receiver Issues.

1/19/01 Chairman Kennard DTV Legislative Recommendations.

1/19/01 Chairman Kennard Appoints 39 Members to the FCC’s Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

1/19/01 Chairman Kennard Releases Report on FCC's First Global Telecommunications Development Initiative.

1/19/01 FCC Broadly Affirms the Decisions Reached in Three TV Ownership And Mass Media Attribution Orders.

1/18/01 Chairman Kennard Thanks his Chief of Staff Kathryn C. Brown.

1/18/01 Report of Chairman Kennard, "Report to Congress on the Public Interest Obligations of Television Broadcasters as They Transition to Digital Television" [ News Release | Letter | Report - Acrobat | Report - Word97 ]

1/18/01 Mass Media Bureau Report and Tables, Three Year Review of the Implementation of the Children’s Television Rules and Guidelines 1997-1999. [ News Release ]

1/18/01 Notice of Inquiry of Interactive Television Services Over Cable. [ Acrobat | Word97 | Text ] Statements: [ Kennard | Furchtgott-Roth | Tristani ]

1/18/01 FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani Alerts FOX Television of Parents' Concerns Over Ads for "Temptation Island".

1/16/01 Chairman Kennard's Statement Regarding the D.C. Circuit's Decision in MD/D.C./DE Broadcasters Association v. FCC.

1/16/01 Press Statement of Commissioner Tristani On D.C. Circuit’s EEO Decision.

1/16/01 Cable and Multi-channel Video Program Distributor Employment Report.

1/12/01 Press Statement Clarifying Commissioner Powell’s Position on the Approval of AOL-Time Warner Merger.

1/12/01 FCC Chairman William E. Kennard Announces His Resignation - Effective January 19.

1/12/01 Principal FCC Achievements During Chairman Kennard’s Tenure.

1/12/01 FCC Webcast of 10:00am Press Conference on AOL-Time Warner Merger.

1/11/01 FCC Gives Conditoned Approval to AOL - Time Warner Merger.

1/11/01 FCC Adopts Interoperability Standard to Ensure Effective Public Safety Communications Between Different Agencies.

1/8/01 FCC Adopts Seventh Annual Report on Competition in Video Markets.

1/5/01 FCC Looks to Allocate Additional Spectrum for New Advanced Wireless Systems.

1/2/01 Report to Congress on the Extent to Which Licenses and Other Authorizations Have Facilitated the Delivery of Local Signals to Satellite TV Subscribers in Unserved and Underserved Local TV Markets. [Text | Word97 | Acrobat]

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