Updated: Sep 24, 2018
On September 5, 2018, the Commission released the following tentative agenda for the September Open Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:30 am:
Wireless Infrastructure Order: The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling and Report and Order that will clarify the scope and meaning of Sections 253 and 332(c)(7) of the Communications Act, establish shot clocks for state and local approvals for the deployment of small wireless facilities, and provide guidance on streamlining state and local requirements on wireless infrastructure deployment. (WT Docket No. 17-79; WC Docket No. 17-84) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Clarifying Local Franchising Authorities Regulation of Cable Operators: The Commission will consider a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would tentatively conclude that contributions required by LFAs as a condition of a franchise agreement are considered “franchise fees” and subject to the statutory five percent cap (costs for public, educational, and government channels would be excluded, and tentatively conclude that LFAs should be prohibited from using franchising authority to regulate non-cable services over cable systems). (MB Docket No. 05-311) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Eliminating Outdated Cable Data Collection Requirements: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that eliminates the Form 325 (Annual Report of Cable Television Systems) filing requirement. (MB Docket Nos. 17-290, 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Modernizing Toll Free Assignment: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that will revise the Commission’s rules to give the Commission the flexibility to assign toll free numbers via auction, establish an auction of “mutually exclusive” numbers in the 833 toll free code, and takes other actions to modernize the administration and assignment of toll free numbers. (WC Docket No. 17-192; CC Docket No 95-155) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Satellite Earth Stations in Motion: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to simplify its rules, facilitate the deployment of Earth Stations in Motion (ESIMS), consider additional frequency bands for ESIM communication, and to harmonize the rules concerning three types of Fixed-Satellite Service earth stations authorized to transmit while in motion: Earth Stations on Vessels, Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations, and Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft. (IB Docket No. 17-95) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Kari’s Law NPRM: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing calls to 911 made from multi-line telephone systems, pursuant to Kari’s Law, the conveyance of dispatchable location with 911 calls, as directed by RAY BAUM’S Act, and the consolidation of the Commission’s 911 rules. (PS Docket Nos. 18-261, 17-239) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
The Commission will also consider two Enforcement Bureau actions.
The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/general/live.
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