Updated: Feb 2, 2018
The FCC has released the following agenda for the October Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017, to begin at 10:30 am:
Rules and Policies Regarding Calling Number Identification Service – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would enable law enforcement and security personnel to obtain quick access to blocked Caller ID information needed to investigate threatening calls. It also would amend the Commission’s rules to allow non-public emergency services, such as private ambulance companies, to obtain blocked Caller ID information associated with calls requesting assistance. (CC Docket No. 91-281) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Nationwide Number Portability; Numbering Policies for Modern Communications – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry that proposes to amend the Commission’s rules as well as seeks comment on industry models to move toward complete nationwide number portability to promote competition between all service providers and increase network routing efficiencies. (WC Docket No. 17-244; WC Docket No. 13-97) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Promoting Investment in the 3550-3700 MHz Band – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment and propose changes to the Priority Access License rules in the 3550-3770 MHz (3.5 GHz) band to increase incentives for investment, encourage more efficient spectrum use, and promote faster and more widespread network deployments. (GN Docket No. 17-258) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Access to Telecommunications Equipment and Services by Persons with Disabilities; Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Hearing Aid Compatible Mobile Handsets; Comment Sought on 2010 Review of Hearing Aid Compatibility Regulations – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration on hearing aid compatibility (HAC) that would update the volume control standard for wireline telephones, extend wireline HAC requirements to cover telephones used with advanced communications services, adopt a volume control rule for wireless handsets, and delete from the Commission’s rules an obsolete wireless HAC standard. (CG Docket No. 13-46, WT Docket Nos. 07-250, 10-254) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Section 43.62 Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Services; 2016 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would: 1) eliminate the Traffic and Revenue Reports and 2) streamline the Circuit Capacity Reports. (IB Docket Nos. 17-55 and 16-131) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Elimination of Main Studio Rule – The Commission will consider a Report and Order eliminating the rule that requires each AM, FM, and television broadcast station to maintain a main studio located in or near its community of license. (MB Docket No. 17-106) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Amendment of Section 73.624(g) of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Submission of Form 2100, Schedule G, used to Report TV Stations’ Ancillary or Supplementary Services, Amendment of Section 73.3580 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Public Notice of the Filing of Broadcast Applications; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative; Revision of the Public Notice Requirements of Section 73.3580 – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on updates to Section 73.624(g) of its rules, which imposes certain reporting obligations for broadcasters relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services, and Section 73.3580, which requires pubic notice of the filing of broadcast applications, including through newspapers. (MB Docket Nos. 17-264, 17-105, 05-6) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
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 www.fcc.gov/live.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions.