On June 19, 2019, the FCC released the following tentative agenda for the July Open Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:30 am.
Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band for 5G – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would allow for more efficient and effective use of 2.5 GHz spectrum by increasing flexibility for existing Educational Broadband Service licensees and providing new opportunities for rural Tribal Nations and other entities to access unused portions of the band. (WT Docket No. 18-120) FCC Fact Sheet
Procedures for 5G Incentive Auction – The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would establish application and bidding procedures for Auction 103, the incentive auction of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service licenses in the Upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands. (AU Docket No. 19-59) FCC Fact Sheet
Promoting Access to Connected Care Services – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose a Connected Care Pilot program providing Universal Service Fund support to health care providers to defray the costs of broadband service to enable low-income patients and veterans to access telehealth services. (WC Docket No. 18-213) FCC Fact Sheet
Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling that would take steps to promote facilities-based broadband deployment and competition in apartments, condominiums, office buildings, and other multiple tenant environments. (GN Docket No. 17-142; MB Docket No. 17-91) FCC Fact Sheet
Removing Unnecessary Regulation of Transport Services and Facilities – The Commission will consider (1) a Report and Order on Remand that would grant price cap carriers relief from ex ante pricing regulation of their lower speed Time Division Multiplexing transport business data services nationwide; and (2) a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would partially grant USTelecom’s request for forbearance from DS1 and DS3 transport unbundling obligations for price cap carriers. (WC Docket Nos. 16-143, 05-25; GN Docket No. 13-5; RM-10593; WC Docket No. 18-141) FCC Fact Sheet
Modernizing Children’s Television Programming Rules – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would modernize children’s television programming rules and provide broadcasters greater flexibility in meeting their children’s programming obligations as well as a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek additional comment on special efforts by broadcasters to produce or support Core Programming. (MB Docket Nos. 18-202, 17-105) FCC Fact Sheet
Electronic Delivery of Carriage Election Notices – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would modernize the carriage election notice provisions in Part 76 of the FCC’s Rules and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on applying these new procedures to entities that are not required to maintain online public inspection files. (MB Docket Nos. 17-317, 17-105) FCC Fact Sheet
Electronic Delivery of Notices to Broadcast Television Stations – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to modernize certain cable and satellite television provider notice provisions in Part 76 of the FCC’s Rules by requiring certain notices to be delivered to broadcasters by e-mail. (MB Docket Nos. 19-165, 17-105) FCC Fact Sheet
Chairman Pai also released a blog post detailing the 5G implementation progress and outlining the objectives for the upcoming July Open Meeting.
The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/live.
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