FCC's Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age

The will be holding a public meeting, which will be held by teleconference. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. EDT.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s consideration of new rules that could change the Commission’s implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, which requires the Commission to ensure, inter alia, that small businesses and businesses owned by members of minority groups and women are given the opportunity to participate in the provision of spectrum-based services. At this meeting, the Diversity Committee will discuss and develop input on new rules the Commission is considering regarding Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, also commonly referred to as the “Designated Entity” rules.

More details on these resolutions are available on the Advisory Committee’s website at www.fcc.gov/DiversityFAC. Members of the Advisory Committee and the public may submit written comments at any time by following the instructions on the website.

persons may contact Kevin Venters at (202) 418-2030 to obtain a number to call to participate in the teleconference. The number of lines is limited and will be available on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

For further information, contact Diego Ruiz, Designated Federal Officer of the Diversity Committee, 445 12th St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554; telephone (202) 418 2030, e-mail [email protected].