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Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
News media information 202 / 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand 202 / 418-2830
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

DA 00-337
Released: February 25, 2000


A meeting of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council ("Council") will be held Monday, March 20, 2000 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

The Council was established by the Federal Communications Commission to bring together leaders of the telecommunications industry and telecommunications experts from academic, consumer and other organizations to explore and recommend measures that will enhance network reliability and interoperability.

The Council will consider a report on the success of its efforts to ameliorate the possible effects of the year 2000 date change on communications networks, and will also consider reports from the network reliability working groups. In addition, the Council will discuss the modifications that have been made to the Council's charter, how those modifications should be addressed, and any additional issues that may come before it.

Members of the public may attend the meeting. The Federal Communications Commission will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. Admittance, however, will be limited to the seating available. The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Kent Nilsson, the Commission's Designated Federal Officer for the Network Reliability and Interconnectivity Council, by e-mail (KNILSSON@FCC.GOV) or U.S. mail (7-B452, 445 12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20554). Real Audio and streaming video access to the meeting will be available at http://www.fcc.gov/

For further information contact Kent Nilsson at 202-418-0845 or TTY 202-418-2989.