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RE: +++ IEEE 802 BALLOT: Approve $4K Funding for FCC to attend IEEE 802 meeting


I do highly support this motion. My vote is "AFFIRM".

I have sympathy with the comments made so far that this looks like a tax.
However, I have learned that this is the only way to get the FCC staff to
pay visits to any place in the world. I can not change those rules before
the March meeting.

I am looking into the detailed rules from the Government. It seems to be
impossible to take up the bill as a company or a group of companies. I have
asked a conversation with the FCC General Counsel to find out the details.
So far I understood they have to get the payment from the host.

The subject may seem arbitrary for people not involved in the regulations.
But let me tell you that we are in an extremely important phase of the rules
relevant to our devices. We have the opportunity to get first hand
information from the FCC and we can get detailed background information
relevant to actions we have to take.

I beg for your solidarity to the whole community you are in and trust that
you will vote (change your vote to) affirmation.

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)
FAX: +31 30 609 7556

> ----------
> From: 	Jim Carlo[]
> Reply To:
> Sent: 	11 February 2001 12:38 PM
> To: 	IEEE802
> Subject: 	+++ IEEE 802 BALLOT: Approve $4K Funding for FCC to attend
> IEEE 802 meeting
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Issue Date: 20Dec2000 Closing Date: 4Jan2000
> Moved By: Vic Hayes  Seconded By: Stuart Kerry
> Move: Authorize invitation to the FCC for March Plenary Meeting (and if
> not
> then in July), paying travel expenses up to $4K.
> Notes:
> 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. Note that the FCC person generally will not
> answer any technical or legal question. My hope is the FCC could better
> understand us and see our collective vision of where the future is heading
> in wireless. I was also going to see if the FCC attendee 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.
> From Vic Hayes:
> 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
> meetings.
> I found Peter Murray willing to take the leadership.