FCC Releases Tentative Agenda for September Open Meeting

The FCC has released the following tentative agenda for the September Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017, to begin at 10:30 am:

Amendment of Parts 74, 76 and 78 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Maintenance of Copies of FCC Rules – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to eliminate rules requiring certain broadcast and cable entities to maintain paper copies of FCC rules. (MB Docket Nos. 17-105; 17-231) FCC FACT SHEET

Cable Television Technical and Operational Standards – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that modernizes its cable television technical rules to reflect the cable industry’s use of digital transmission systems.  (MB Docket No. 12-217)  FCC FACT SHEET

Revitalization of the AM Radio Service – The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order that will relax or eliminate certain rules pertaining to AM broadcasters employing and maintaining directional antenna arrays.  (MB Docket No. 13-249)  FCC FACT SHEET

Updating Rules for Non-Geostationary Satellites in the Fixed-Satellite Service – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that recommends updating and streamlining the Commission’s rules to facilitate the licensing of the next generation of non-geostationary, fixed-satellite service systems.  (IB Docket No. 16-408) FCC FACT SHEET

Revisions to Reporting Requirements Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on revisions to the wireless hearing aid compatibility annual reporting requirement to provide relief to non-nationwide service providers.  (WT Docket No. 17-228)  FCC FACT SHEET

Toll Free Assignment Modernization – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to amend the Commission’s rules to allow for use of auctions to assign certain toll free numbers and considers other means by which to modernize the administration and assignment of toll free numbers.  (WC Docket No. 17-192; CC Docket No 95-155) FCC FACT SHEET

911 Access, Routing, and Location in Enterprise Communications Systems – The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on the provision of 911 by enterprise communications systems that serve businesses, hotels, educational institutions, and government entities. The NOI seeks comment on the capabilities of these systems to support direct calling to 911, routing to the appropriate 911 call center, and transmission of the caller’s location information, as well as to ensure that the 911 capabilities of these systems keep pace with technological developments and public expectations. (PS Docket No. 17-239)  FCC FACT SHEET

20th Mobile Wireless Competition Report – The Commission will consider a Report analyzing the state of competition in the mobile wireless industry.  (WT Docket No. 17-69) FCC FACT SHEET

Enforcement Bureau Action- The Commission will consider an enforcement action.

In addition to the links above, drafts of the above items will also be made available here.  Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning from the FCC Live web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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