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RE: Letter to be filed at the FCC for comments on NPRM


	I agree with Jim that we should remain open to a dialog with HomeRF.
However, I do not feel that such a dialog should cause a delay filing the letter
with the FCC.  If anything, a clear statement of the IEEE 802.11 position will
ensure a good dialog on this topic at the Santa Rosa meeting.  

	I believe it is important for IEEE 802.11 to show some leadership on
this issue.  If we wait until after the Santa Rosa meeting, there will only be
about 2 weeks prior to closure of the period of public comment (Oct 4th).  This
will not be adequate time for companies to consider the IEEE's views when
arriving at a position in this matter.

	Finally,  we followed the required procedures in preparing and approving
this letter.  Therefore, delaying the letter will undermine the membership's
confidence in our own procedures.


	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Jim Carlo []
	Sent:	Monday, August 16, 1999 3:14 PM
	To:	Zyren, James; Vic Hayes; Al Petrick
	Cc:	Ian Gifford; IEEE802
	Subject:	Letter to be filed at the FCC for comments on NPRM

	I had asked that Ian Gifford to pass-on the FCC draft letter to Ben
Manny at
	the HomeRF and he received the following response.

	What response should IEEE 802.11 provide?

	1) Just send the letter as-approved to the FCC. The due date is end of

	2) Meet with HomeRF at the September Rosa interim meeting and discuss
	HomeRF the issues and then send letter to the FCC (I am sure the SEC
	approve this).

	It is my belief that the stature of IEEE 802.11 will have much stronger
	status with the FCC if IEEE is seen as facilitating discussions between
	different factions. At the very least we should be prepared to meet with
	HomeRF and discuss the FCC response.

	Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776
	TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
	Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
	Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee

	-----Original Message-----
	From: Manny, Ben []
	Sent: Monday, August 16, 1999 1:42 PM
	To: 'Gifford, Ian C.'
	Cc: Jim Carlo (E-mail) (E-mail)
	Subject: RE: Letter to be files at the FCC for comments on NPRM

	Thanks for getting back to me on having the HomeRF working group answer
	questions and address concerns regarding the Wide band FH NPRM reflected
	the draft FCC letter that was attached.  Based on the objections raised
	the letter, I believe the most effective why to work through them would
	for our technical committee to participate in the IEEE 802 review of the
	letter that you indicate below.  How is this review being done?  Will
	be a teleconf. or meeting to review comments that are received on the
	proposed letter?  Will the letter be reviewed on voted on at the
	IEEE meeting in Santa Rosa?   We can provide written comments to the
	but would like an opportunity to explain these comments to the
	IEEE members or at least know how the comments will be considered by
			Best regards,