FCC Announces April Open Meeting Tentative Agenda (FCC 5G)

The FCC released the following tentative agenda for the April Open Meeting, schedule for Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:30 am.

5G Spectrum Incentive Auction Public Notice: The Commission will consider a Public Notice seeking comment on procedures for the incentive auction of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Licenses in the Upper 37 GHz, and 47 GHz Bands (Auction 103) for Next Generation Wireless Services. (AU Docket 19-59) FCC Fact Sheet

37 GHz & 50 GHz Spectrum Band Rules: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would allow Fixed-Satellite Service earth stations to be individually licensed to transmit in the 50 GHz band and would establish a process for the Department of Defense to operate on a shared basis in the Upper 37 GHz band in limited circumstances. (GN Docket No. 14-177) FCC Fact Sheet

Fixed Wireless Infrastructure Rules: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to modernize the Commission’s rule for over-the-air reception devices (OTARD) to facilitate the deployment of modern fixed wireless infrastructure. (WT Docket No. 19-71) FCC Fact Sheet

Channel Lineup Requirements: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would eliminate the requirement that cable operators maintain a channel lineup at their local office and would eliminate 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

USTelecom Partial Forbearance: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would grant forbearance to Bell Operating Companies and independent incumbent carriers from certain unnecessary and outdated structural and nondiscrimination requirements. (WC Docket No. 18-141) FCC Fact Sheet

Rural Phone Rates: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would eliminate the high-cost program’s rate floor rule and end the federal mandate that raises the telephone rates paid by many rural Americans. (WC Docket No. 10-90) FCC Fact Sheet

Chairman Pai also released a blog post detailing the goals and objectives for the upcoming April Open Meeting. He specifically focuses on next-generation wireless services and how the Commission is moving towards supporting implementation. The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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