FCC Releases August Open Meeting Agenda

On July 26, 2018, the FCC released the following agenda for the August Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:30 am:

Auctions of UMFUS Licenses for Next-Generation Wireless Services; Procedures for Auctions 101 and 102: The Commission will consider a Public Notice establishing application and bidding procedures for auctioning Upper Microwave Flexible Use Licenses in the 28 GHz (Auction 101) and 24 GHz (Auction 102) bands. (AU Docket No. 18-85) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio Services: The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing an auction mechanism that would transition existing spectrum holdings in the 39 GHz band (38.6-40 GHz) to a new flexible-use band plan and would offer new licenses for contiguous spectrum in the band. (GN Docket No. 14-177) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Accelerating Wireline Deployment By Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that will allow one-touch make-ready for most pole attachments and further reform its pole attachment process, and a Declaratory Ruling that will conclude that section 253(a) prohibits state and local moratoria on telecommunications facilities deployment. (WC Docket No. 17-84; WT Docket No. 17-79) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry on creating a Universal Service Fund pilot program to promote the use of telehealth services among low-income Americans. (WC Docket No. 18-213) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

LPTV, TV Translator, and FM Broadcast Station Reimbursement: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order that begins the process of implementing Congress’s directive in the Reimbursement Expansion Act that the Commission reimburse certain low power television, television translator, and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the Commission’s broadcast television spectrum incentive auction. (MB Docket No. 18-214; GN Docket No. 12-268) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Promoting New Entry and Ownership Diversity in the Broadcasting Services: The Commission will consider a Report and Order establishing the requirements which will govern an incubator program that seeks to promote the entry of new and diverse voices into the broadcast industry. (MB Docket No. 17-289) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

The Commission will also consider a personnel action. In addition, Chairman Pai has released a blog post discussing the upcoming agenda.

The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/general/live.

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