Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age

The Advisory is scheduled to meet on Thursday, September 27, 2007. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Federal Communications Commission, in the Commission Meeting Room at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

The meeting’s agenda will include interim reports from the Diversity Committee’s three
subcommittees regarding progress towards the final report to the Commission: Access to Capital, New Technologies, and Outreach. The reports will be followed by group discussion.

The Advisory was rechartered by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Its mission is to provide guidance to the Commission on policies and practices that could increase the diversity of ownership and could create opportunities for minorities and women to advance to managerial positions in the communications sector as well as other related sectors of the economy.

The Committee will make reports and recommendations concerning the need for any guidelines, incentives, regulations or other policy approaches to promote diversity of participation in the communications sector. It will also develop a description of best practices within the communications sector for promoting diversity of participation. Further details about the Committee are posted on the FCC website at: Members of the general public may attend the meeting.