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Federal Advisory Committee Act Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, this notice advises interested persons that the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age has been established and is holding its second meeting, which will be held at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC. The Diversity Committee was established by the Federal Communications Commission to examine current opportunities and develop recommendations for policies and practices that will further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries.
DATES: January 26, 2004, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Commission Meeting Room, Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW., Washington, DC 20554.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane E. Mago, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee on Diversity, or Maureen C. McLaughlin, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Committee on Diversity, 445 12th St. SW., Washington, DC 20554; telephone 202-418-2030, e-mailJane.Mago @fcc.gov,Maureen.Mclaughlin@fcc.gov. Press Contact, Audrey Spivak, Office of Public Affairs, 202-418-0512,aspivak@fcc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Diversity Committee was established by the Federal Communications Commission to examine current opportunities and develop recommendations for policies and practices that will further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries. The Diversity Committee will tap the expertise of high-level players in the communications sector as well as the financial and technology communities. The Diversity Committee will prepare periodic and final reports to aid the FCC in its oversight responsibilities and its regulatory reviews in this area. In conjunction with such reports and analyses, the Diversity Committee will make recommendations to the FCC concerning the need for any guidelines, incentives, regulations or other policy approaches to promote diversity of participation in the communications sector. The Diversity Committee will also develop a description of best practices within the communications sector for promoting diversity of participation.

Information concerning the activities of the Diversity Committee can be reviewed at the Committee's Web sitehttp://www.fcc.gov/DiversityFAC. Material relevant to the January 26th meeting will be posted there. Members of the general public may attend the meeting. The Federal Communications Commission will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. However, admittance will be limited to the seating available. A live RealAudio feed will be available over the Internet; information on how to tune in can be found at the Commission's Web sitehttp://www.fcc.gov.

The public may submit written comments to the Council's designated Federal Officer before the meeting.

Federal Communications Commission. William F. Caton, Deputy Secretary.