The Commission announced the Agenda for the November Open Meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016, beginning at 10:30 am.  The Commission will consider the following:

  • Universal Service Reform- Mobility Fund- The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would adopt rules for the second phase of the Mobility Fund, which would provide ongoing universal service support dedicated to expanding the availability of mobile broadband networks. The Chairman released a fact sheet and blog post summarizing his proposals on this item.
  • Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Service Providers and a Regulatory Classification of Voice over LTE Service – The Commission will consider a NPRM that would seek comment on proposals to implement a unified roaming standard and to classify Voice over LTE.  The Chairman’s fact sheet also covers data roaming and the VoLTE NPRM proposals.
  • Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Second FNPRM that would allow for light-touch regulation of packet-based Business Data Services and retain and update price cap regulation for lower-bandwidth TDM-based Business Data Services to ensure that lack of competition does not unfairly harm commercial customers or the consumers who rely upon these services.
  • Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 – The Commission will consider a Report and Order which addresses the amount of video described programming required to be made available to consumers.

The Commission will also consider two consent agenda items that will not be presented individually.

The November 17th meeting can be streamed live here: www.fcc.gov/live

Please contact us with any questions.