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FCC attendance at IEEE802

I have had a number of discussions with some of you regarding inviting the
FCC to our IEEE 802 meeting so they can better understand the IEEE 802
process and know us better and who we are. Note that the FCC person
generally will not answer any technical or legal question (as then they
would need to do an exparte report). My hope is the FCC could better
understand us and see our collective vision of where the future is heading.
I was also going to see if the person could give us a tutorial on Tuesday
evening on how the FCC process works.

In T1E1, we invite the FCC but T1 must pay for their travel expenses. This
is the same situation if we invite an FCC member to an IEEE 802 meeting.
Note that an individual or company cannot pay for this, because of a
perceived bias. Therefore, in the invitation to the FCC, I will need to
specify that we cover travel expenses, say up to $4K.

I will have a motion on this, ready to go, this weekend (Will write this on
the way home from Geneva). Please send me any comments on this that I could
use for tailoring my motion. Vic, could you forward this to the Regulatory
Reflector (if you have a reflector).

Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
Vice Chair, IEEE-SA Standards Board
Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart J. Kerry []
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 10:18 AM
Subject: RE: FCC attendance and paying their bill
Importance: High

Thanks Vic,

It sounds like a good plan, and follows the will of the last WG attendees.

Therefore, Jim I support Vic's postion at the SEC.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 05:39
To:; Stuart Kerry
Subject: FCC attendance and paying their bill

Jim and Stuart,

At the last meeting, 802.11 passed the following motion:

To request the SEC members to consider by email
ballot, paying for travel and lodging for a representative of the FCC to
attend the March meeting, and if approved, have the chairman of the
802.11 ad hoc regulatory group request that an FCC representative
attend the March meeting. Vote on the main motion - passes 29:5:2

I just heard that my sponsor wants me to go to the ITU-R Joint
Rapporteursgroup 8A-9B meeting rather than to Hilton Head for the IEEE 802

I found Peter Murray willing to take the leadership.

So, with this knowledge, I would like Jim to start the motion for say 4000 $
to furnish for travel and expenses for an FCC person.

Stuart, I am working with Peter on the space needs and the objectives.

Looking forward to hear your reaction.
Vic Hayes
Agere Systems Nederland B.V., formerly Lucent Technologies
Zadelstede 1-10
3431 JZ  Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 609 7528 (Time Zone UTC + 1)
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