The FCC has released the following agenda for the April Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:30 am:
Protecting Against National Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain 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
Auctions of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Licenses for Next-Generation Wireless Services; Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auctions 101 (28 GHz) and 102 (24 GHz): 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
Regulation of Business Data Services for Rate-of-Return Local Exchange 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 – Sections 76.1705 and 76.1700(a); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative: 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
Amendment of Section 73.624(g) of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Submission of FCC Form 2100, Schedule G, Used to Report TV Stations’ Ancillary or Supplementary Services; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative: 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. 17-264, 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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