UPCOMING MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

The Telecommunications Resellers Association will hold its fall conference and exhibition, "Connecting To The Future" on November 13- 16, 1995 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. This four-day event will deliver timely and frank information on the current regulatory environment, how it will impact your present business and what, if any, diversification opportunities your company should explore. Topics will include working with CAP's, international based resale, local resale options and how to control slamming. Plus senior executives from the long distance industry's "Big Four" will share their views of the future.

For registration information contact:

Telecommunications Resellers Association
1155 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Third Floor
Washington, DC 20036

202/429-6601 FAX (202)835-9893

FCC

FCC Announces 900 MHz SMR Auction

On November 28, 1995, the Federal Communications Commission will hold a simultaneous multiple round auction for 1,020 licenses to provide Specialized Mobile Radio Services ("SMR") in the 900 MHz band. SMR operators may provide subscribers with such services as specialized dispatch, wireless data, two-way paging and interconnected voice transmission. These licenses will authorize service on 5 MHz of spectrum over the 51 major trading areas ("MTAs") in the United States. Applications to participate in the 900 MHz SMR auction must be filed with the Commission by 5:30p.m. ET Thursday, October 26, 1995.

If you are interested in receiving a Bidder Information Package, contact the FCC's auction contractor:

Tradewinds International (202) 637-FCC1 (3221)

FCC ANNOUNCES WIRELESS CABLE AUCTION

On November 13, 1995, the Federal Communications Commission will hold a simultaneous multiple round auction for 493 authorizations across the country to provide Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS), known as "wireless cable." Wireless cable is a video service similar to cable television in the type of programming provided, but differs in that microwave channels, rather than hardwire, are used to transmit programming to subscribers. The frequencies allocated to MDS are: 2150-2156 MHz (Channel 1); 2156-2162 MHz (Channel 2); 2156-2160 MHz (Channel 2A); 2596-2602, 2608-2614, 2620-2626, and 2632-2638 MHz (Channels E1, E2, E3 and E4); 2602-2608, 2614-2620, 2626-2632, and 2638-2644 MHz (Channels F1, F2, F3 and F4); and 2650-2656, 2662-2668, and 2674-2680 MHz (Channels H1, H2 and H3). Applications to participate in the MDS auction must be filed with the Commission by 5:30P.M. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 10, 1995.

If you are interested in receiving a Bidder Information Package contact the FCC's auction contractor:

Tradewinds International (202) 637-FCC1 (3221)

The FCC is requesting comments on the topic:

Advanced Television Systems and Their Impact Upon the Existing Television Broadcast Service/MM Docket No. 87-268/Adopted July 28, 1995/Released August 9, 1995/Comment Date: October 18, 1995.

Creating a bootstrapping Network

Bootstrapping opportunites

Bootstrapping is a concept that allows individuals and businessess to start companies and grow with limited resources. This is accomplished by leveraging limited resources, partnering with established companies, creativity and resourcefulness. Telecommunications entrepreneurs and businesses who wish to participate in an NTIA bootstrapping network should send their contact information to ljames @ntia.doc.gov or fax it to (202) 482-6173.