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FCC Technology Advisory Council Meeting to Focus on Spectrum Policy

The FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) will discuss advanced wireless technologies and spectrum policy at its July 28 meeting. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. and will focus on Regulatory Models for Technology-Driven, Tiered Spectrum Access Rights. After an introduction and overview from Kalle Kontson, the morning session continues with presentations by Vanu Bose on "Variable Spectrum Rights, Regulatory and Enforcement Issues;" by Dale Hatfield, a "Review of Spectrum Policy" and also Paul Kolodzy and Greg Lapin will lead a discussion about "Lessons Learned about Frequency Sharing in the Amateur Radio Service." DARPA's Preston Marshall's presentation was listed as "Equipment Characteristics." After a break, the session will resume with Dewayne Hendricks discussing Spectrum Sharing.

In the afternoon session focusing on 4G wireless technology, Joseph Nowack will discuss "Advances in Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems." Time is allotted for open discussion at the end of each session.

Members of the public may observe the meeting and submit written comments prior to the meeting. For information on exactly where the meeting will be held, how to submit written comments and the full agenda, see the Public Notice: Technological Advisory Council (TAC) to Hold Meeting, Thursday, July 28, 2005. The Public Notice said the event would be available over the Internet using Real Audio, but it was not listed on the FCC's Audio/Video Events Web page.