The FCC has released the following tentative agenda for the February Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018, to begin at 10:30 am:
Spectrum Horizons: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on proposed rules that would apply to spectrum above 95 GHz for licensed services, unlicensed operations, and a new class of experimental licenses. (ET Docket No. 18-21; RM-11713; WT Docket No. 15-245; RM-11795) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Encouraging the Provision of New Technologies and Services: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to provide guidelines and procedures to implement section 7 of the Communications Act, as amended, to improve Commission processes to promote the provision of new technologies and services to the public. (GN Docket No. 18-22) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Mobility Fund Phase II Second Order on Reconsideration: The Commission will consider an Order addressing the remaining issues raised by parties in petitions for reconsideration of the Mobility Fund Phase II Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. (WC Docket No. 10-90; WT Docket No. 10-208). FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Broadcast EEO Mid-Term Reports: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to eliminate the requirement in Section 73.2080(f)(2) of the Commission’s rules that certain broadcast television and radio stations file the Broadcast Mid-Term Report (Form 397). (MB Docket Nos. 18-23; 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Maintenance of Copies of FCC Rules: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would eliminate specific Part 74, 76, and 78 rules that require certain broadcast and cable entities to maintain paper copies of Commission rules, while retaining provisions that require the subject entities to be familiar with the rules governing their operations. (MB Docket Nos. 17-231; 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Part 64 Provision of Payphone Service: The Commission will consider a Report and Order to (1) eliminate all payphone call tracking system audit and associated reporting requirements, (2) permit a company official, including but not limited to the chief financial officer, to certify that a completing carrier’s quarterly compensation payments are accurate and complete, and (3) eliminate expired payphone compensation rules. (WC Docket Nos. 17-141; 16-132; CC Docket No. 96-128) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/general/live.
In addition, Chairman Pai has released a blog post discussing the upcoming agenda, referring to next month as “Innovation Month.”
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