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Released: November 20, 2012


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 12-1854

Released: November 20, 2012


DECEMBER 10, 2012

The FCC’s Technological Advisory Council, comprised of a diverse group of leading technology
experts, provides technical expertise to the Commission to identify important areas of innovation
and develop informed technology policies supporting the United States’ competitiveness in the
global economy. The TAC is helping the Commission to continue the momentum spurred by the
National Broadband Plan to maximize the use of broadband to advance national interests and
create jobs.
At its last meeting on Wednesday September 24, 2012, the TAC discussed its progress toward
work objectives established earlier in the year and discussed initial findings, issues, and further
recommendations on its 2012 work program. At its next meeting on December 10, 2012, the
TAC will make its final recommendations to the Commission in the areas of PSTN legacy
transition and future infrastructure, wireless security, Machine to Machine evolution, multiband
devices, and receivers and spectrum. In addition, TAC members will present suggestions for
future work.
The next meeting of the TAC will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012, from 1:00 pm to
4:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The
public is invited to attend.
Tom Wheeler, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners, serves as Chairman of the Council.
Walter Johnston, Chief of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, serves as the Designated
Federal Officer. Julius Knapp, Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology is the
Alternate Designated Federal Officer.
For further information, contact Walter Johnston at 202-418-0807
voice, Email or visit the FCC website at

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