On October 16, 2018, the Commission released the following agenda for the October Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:30 am. Please note that due to the FCC closure earlier this week, the sunshine period prohibition will begin one day later than scheduled, at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 17th.
Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that promotes the use of mid-band spectrum for broadband by proposing to allow new unlicensed uses of the 5.925-7.125 GHz band while protecting existing and future licensed operations. (ET Docket No. 18-295) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Promoting Investment in the 3550-3700 MHz Band: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would make limited changes to the Citizens Broadband Radio Service in 3.5 GHz band to increase incentives for innovation and investment, including for mobile 5G services. (GN Docket No. 17-258) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Revitalizing the 800 MHz Band: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Order opening up new channels in the 800 MHz Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) band, eliminating outdated rules, and reducing administrative burdens on PLMR licensees. (WP Docket Nos. 15-32, 16-261) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Revision to Cable Rate Regulations: The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Report and Order to modernize its cable television rate regulations and update or eliminate outdated rules. (MB Docket Nos. 02-144, 17-105; MM Docket Nos. 92-266, 93-215; CS Docket Nos. 94-28, 96-157) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Amendment of FCC Rules Regarding Paper Filing of Contracts: The Commission will consider a Report and Order eliminating the requirement that broadcast stations routinely file paper copies of contracts and other documents with the FCC. (MB Docket Nos. 18-4, 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Regulation of Rate-of-Return Business Data Services: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that will allow rate-of-return carriers that receive fixed universal service support to elect incentive regulation for their business data services; a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on eliminating ex ante pricing regulation for lower capacity TDM services offered by rate-of-return carriers receiving fixed support; and a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to eliminate ex ante pricing regulation for TDM transport services offered by price cap carriers. (WC Docket Nos. 17-144, 16-143, 05-25) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
The Commission will also consider an Enforcement Bureau action. In addition, Chairman Pai released a blog post discussing the upcoming agenda.
The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/live.
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