On September 5, 2019, the FCC released the following tentative agenda for the September Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:30 am.
The Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would allocate $950 million in fixed and mobile high-cost universal service support for Stage 2 of the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund to expand, improve, and harden communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Commission will also consider an Order on Reconsideration that would dispose of two petitions related to Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund advance support and Stage 1 support. (WC Docket Nos. 18-143, 10-90, 14-58) FCC FACT SHEET
Access Arbitrage – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Modification of Section 214 Authorizations that would adopt reforms to eliminate wasteful access arbitrage schemes and promote the efficient use of the nation’s communications networks. (WC Docket No. 18-155) FCC FACT SHEET
3.5 GHz Auction Procedures – The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would seek comment on procedures to be used for Auction 105, the auction of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) in the 3550-3650 MHz band. (AU Docket No. 19-244) FCC FACT SHEET
Public Notice of the Filing of Broadcast Applications Rules – The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to modernize and simplify the written and on-air notices broadcasters must provide upon the filing of certain applications. (MB Docket Nos. 17-264, 17-105, 05-6) FCC FACT SHEET
Updating and Streamlining Rules for the Direct Broadcast Satellite Service – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would align the Direct Broadcast Satellite licensing procedures with those of the geostationary orbit fixed-satellite service satellites. (IB Docket No. 06-160) FCC FACT SHEET
Chairman Pai also released a blog post detailing both the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund, and outlining the items and objectives for the upcoming September Open Meeting.
The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/live.
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