[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 212 (Friday, October 31, 2008)]
[Pages 64947-64948]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26143]



Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Tuesday, November 
4, 2008

October 28, 2008.
    The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on 
the subjects listed below on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, which is 
scheduled to commence at 11 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC. With respect only to item 5 listed below, 
the Commission is waiving the sunshine period prohibition contained in 
section 1.1203 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.1203, until 5:30 pm, 
Friday, October 31, 2008. Thus, presentations with respect to item 
5 will be permitted until that time.

  No.           Bureau                          Subject
1       Wireline Competition.  Title: High-cost Universal Service
                                Support (WC Docket No. 05-337); Federal-
                                State Joint Board on Universal Service
                                (CC Docket No. 96-45); Lifeline and Link
                                Up (WC Docket No. 03-109); Universal
                                Service Contribution Methodology (WC
                                Docket No. 06-122); Telecommunications
                                Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech
                                Services for Individuals with Hearing
                                and Speech Disabilities (CG Docket No.
                                03-123); Implementation of the Local
                                Competition Provisions in the
                                Telecommunications Act of 1996 (CC
                                Docket No. 96-98); Developing a Unified
                                Intercarrier Compensation Regime (CC
                                Docket No. 01-92); Intercarrier
                                Compensation for ISP-Bound Traffic (CC
                                Docket No. 99-68); and IP-Enabled
                                Services (WC Docket No. 04-36).
                               Summary: The Commission will consider a
                                Report and Order, Order on Remand, and
                                Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
                                addressing the comprehensive reform of
                                intercarrier compensation and universal
2       Wireless               Title: Applications of Union Telephone
         Telecommunications.    Company; Cellco Partnership d/b/a
                                Verizon Wireless For 700 MHz Band
                                Licenses, Auction No. 73.
                               Summary: The Commission will consider a
                                Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing
                                the Auction 73 applications of Cellco
                                Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless and
                                Union Telephone Company, and a Petition
                                to Condition Grant filed by Google Inc.
                                and Google Airwaves Inc.

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3       Wireless               Title: Applications of Cellco Partnership
         Telecommunications.    d/b/a Verizon Wireless and Atlantis
                                Holdings LLC (WT Docket No. 08-95); For
                                Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses,
                                Authorizations, and Spectrum Manager and
                                DeFacto Transfer Leasing Arrangements;
                                and Petition for Declaratory Ruling that
                                the Transaction is Consistent with
                                Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications
                               Summary: The Commission will consider a
                                Memorandum Opinion and Order and
                                Declaratory Ruling addressing
                                applications for transfer of licenses,
                                authorizations, and spectrum leasing
                                arrangements filed by Verizon Wireless
                                and Atlantis Holdings.
4       Wireless               Title: Sprint Nextel Corporation and
         Telecommunications.    Clearwire Corporation; Applications For
                                Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses
                                and Authorizations (WT Docket No. 08-94)
                               Summary: The Commission will consider a
                                Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing
                                applications for transfer of control of
                                licenses, authorizations, and spectrum
                                leases filed by Sprint Nextel
                                Corporation and Clearwire Corporation
                                and their subsidiaries.
5       Office of Engineering  Title: Unlicensed Operation in the TV
         and Technology.        Broadcast Bands (ET Docket No. 04-186);
                                and Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed
                                Devices Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz
                                Band (ET Docket No. 02-380)
                               Summary: The Commission will consider a
                                Second Report and Order and Memorandum
                                Opinion and Order to consider rules for
                                operation of low power devices in the
                                broadcast television spectrum.
6       Media................  Title: Digital Television Distributed
                                Transmission System Technologies (MB
                                Docket No. 05-312)
                               Summary: The Commission will consider a
                                Report and Order to adopt rules for the
                                use of distributed transmission system
                                (``DTS'') technologies in the digital
                                television (``DTV'') service.
7       Consumer &             Title: Closed Captioning of Video
         Governmental Affairs.  Programming (CG Docket 05-231); and
                                Closed Captioning Requirements for
                                Digital Television Receivers (ET Docket
                                No. 99-254)
                               Summary: The Commission will consider a
                                Declaratory Ruling and Order concerning
                                the application of the Commission's
                                closed captioning requirements to
                                digital programming, as well as measures
                                regarding the handling and addressing of
                                consumer concerns and complaints
                                regarding closed captioning.

    The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or 
other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and 
assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Other reasonable 
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.
    Include a description of the accommodation you will need. Also 
include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last 
minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send 
an e-mail to: [email protected] or call the Consumer & Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
    Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from 
Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-
0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be 
broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC's 
Audio/Video Events Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio.
    For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason 
University's Capitol Connection. The Capitol Connection also will carry 
the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these services call 
(703) 993-3100 or go to http://www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu.
    Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from 
the FCC's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 
488-5300; Fax (202) 488-5563; TTY (202) 488-5562. These copies are 
available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/
type; digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, 
Inc. may be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

Federal Communications Commission.
William F. Caton,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-26143 Filed 10-29-08; 4:15 pm]