The FCC has released the following tentative agenda for the April Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018:
Protecting National Security Through FCC Programs: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ensure that universal service support is not used to purchase equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain. (WC Docket No. 18-89) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Spectrum Frontiers Auctions Public Notice: The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would seek comment on the procedures for the auctions of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service licenses in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz bands. (AU Docket No. 18-85) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Streamlining Licensing Procedures for Small Satellites: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes a new, alternative application process designed for a class of satellites referred to as “small satellites.” (IB Docket No. 18-86) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Rural Call Completion: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will adopt new measures, and seek comment on others, to better tackle the problem of call completion and ensure that calls are completed to all Americans—including those in rural America. (WC Docket No. 13-39) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Business Data Services for Model-Based Rate-of-Return Carriers: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enable model-based rate-of-return carriers to elect incentive regulation for their lower-speed business data services offerings, and to remove ex ante pricing regulation for packet-based and higher-speed circuit-based offerings. (WC Docket No. 17-144) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Cable Channel Lineup Requirements: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to eliminate the requirement that cable operators maintain a channel lineup at their local office and seeking comment on eliminating the requirement that certain cable operators make their channel lineup available via their online public inspection file. (MB Docket Nos. 18-92, 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Rules Governing Ancillary/Supplementary Services: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would revise Section 73.624(g) of its rules to reduce broadcaster reporting obligations relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services. (MB Docket Nos. 18-264, 17-105) 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.
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