Subject> Interview with Reed Hundt-Part II From> Bonnie Bracey <BBracey@aol.com> _ _ ____ ____ _____ ___ ___ ___ _ _ | \| |_ _|_ _|_ _| __|/ _ \| _| |_| | | .` |_||_ _||_ | | | _|| _ | |_| _ | |_|\_|____|____| |_| |___|_| |_|___|_| |_| NIITEACH subscription and archive information available at the end of this message. [The FCC is expected to announce several policy decisions this week that will affect how America's school access the Internet. In light of these announcements, Bonnie wanted to share this interview recently conducted with FCC Chairman Reed Hundt with you. Our thanks go to Mardell Raney and AIT for their assistance in this matter. You can find a copy of this article on-line at <http://22.214.171.124:80/journal/volume6/1hundt.htm>.) An Interview with Reed Hundt By Mardell Jefferson Raney (Continued from Part I) The FCC has asked for public comment, in its on-going proceedings, to allocate digital television channels, on a staff proposal to reallocate unused spectrum on UHF television channels 60-60 for other purposes, and if that is done, how to best utilize that spectrum. A number of proposals, including auctioning the spectrum and using the proceeds for expenses to connect schools and classrooms to the Information Highway, have been presented to the FCC and are under review. While it's premature to speculate about how these questions will be answered, I strongly encourage your readers to contact the FCC and let us know their views on this subject. Will licensees comply with the intent of these requirements, or merely adhere to the letter of the law? We'll be considering views on what kinds of public interest requirements the holders of digital TV licenses should fulfill as a condition to their license to utilize the publicly owned spectrum. Vice President Gore has announced that the administration will convene a special advisory group to [223 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=05_1997&mid=646251&hilit=CULTURE+FUTURE+FUTURES> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 05_1997&631719 Score: 80 Subject: Re: Let's speak simplified English!