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Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age ("Diversity Committee"). The Committee's mission is to provide recommendations to the Commission regarding policies and practices that will further enhance diversity in the telecommunications and related industries. In particular, the Committee will focus primarily on lowering barrier to entry for historically disadvantaged men and women, exploring ways in which to ensure universal access to and adoption of broadband, and creating an environment that enables employment of a diverse workforce within the telecommunications and related industries. The Committee will be charged with gathering the data and information necessary to formulate meaningful recommendations for these objectives.
DATES: October 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Kreisman, 202-418-1605Barbara.Kreisman@FCC.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

At this meeting the current committee structure and other organizational matters will be discussed. The goals and approaches of the advisory group will be discussed, including the substantive direction further recommendations should consider. Committee reports may be submitted.

Members of the general public may attend the meeting. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. However, admittance will be limited to seating availability. The public may submit written comments before the meeting to: Barbara Kreisman, the FCC's Designated Federal Officer for the Diversity Committee by email:Barbara.Kreisman@fcc.govor U.S. Postal Service Mail (Barbara Kreisman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 2-A665, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554).

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via email tofcc504@fcc.govor by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please allow at least five days advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

Additional information regarding the Diversity Committee can be found atwww.fcc.gov/DiversityFAC.

Federal Communications Commission. Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.