NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Economic Development, Interim Comt. on

TIME & DATE:  9:30AM, Wednesday, September 24, 1997

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator David Sibley


I.   Roll Call

II.  Brief Overview of Charges

III. Regulatory Update on the Implementation of HB 2128,
     74th Legislature:
     Pat Wood, Chairman, Public Utility Commission
     Judy Walsh, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission

IV.  Invited Panel Testimony on the following telecommunications issues

     - Status of Competition in the Local Market
       Use of Resale, Facilities and Unbundled Network Elements

     - Universal Service and Access Charge Reform

     - Arbitration agreements

     - Impact of the FCC's Ameritech decision on Southwestern Bell
       entering the Interlata Long Distance Market

V.   Update on the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund:
     Gwen Stafford, Vice-Chair, Telecommunications Infrastructure
     Fund Board

VI.  Public Testimony

VII. Adjournment