FCC Releases Agenda for December 17 Open Meeting

The Commission has released the following agenda for the December 17 Open Meeting:

Petition of US Telecom for Forbearance Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 160 (c) from Enforcement of Obsolete ILEC Legacy Regulations That Inhibit Deployment of Next- Generation Networks (WC Docket No. 14-192): The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing a petition from US Telecom that seeks forbearance from various categories of statutory and Commission requirements applicable to incumbent local exchange carriers.

Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 of the Commission’s Rules to Establish Rules for Digital Low Power Television and Television Translator Stations (MB Docket No. 03-185); Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12-268); Amendment of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules to Eliminate the Analog Turner Requirement (ET Docket No. 14-175): The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order that extends the deadline for LPTV and TV Translator Stations to Transition to Digital and adopts measures to mitigate the impact of incentive auction displacement. The Fourth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on channel sharing issues between certain stations.

Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services (IB Docket No. 12-267): The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order that streamlines, eliminates or updates numerous provisions of Part 25 of the Commission’s rules governing licensing and operation of space stations and earth stations for the provision of satellite communication services.

In addition, the Commission will hear a presentation on the outcomes of the 2015 International Telecommunication Union’s World Radio Conference, and will consider several items as a consent agenda that will not be presented individually.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:30 am and may be streamed at fcc.gov/live.

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