On October 18, 2019, the FCC released the following agenda for the October Open Meeting, scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:30 am.

Connect America Fund – The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration that would ensure that carriers receiving high-cost universal service support to deploy rural broadband are accountable to consumers, taxpayers, and the Commission, while providing flexibility for smaller carriers, by making targeted modifications to the testing procedures that carriers must use to show that their networks perform at the Commission’s speed and latency standards. (WC Docket No. 10-90) FCC FACT SHEET

911 Fee Parity – The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling that would clarify section 6(f)(1) of the New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008 and ensure regulatory parity in 911 fees between VoIP services and traditional telecommunications services. (WC Docket No. 19-44) FCC FACT SHEET

Use of Common Antenna Site – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on whether the common antenna siting rules for FM and TV broadcaster applications and licensees are necessary given the current broadcasting marketplace. (MB Docket Nos. 19-282, 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET

Petition for Determination of Effective Competition – The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would grant the petition of Charter and find that Charter faces effective competition in providing cable services in franchise areas in Massachusetts and Hawaii. (MB Docket No. 18-283) FCC FACT SHEET

Eliminating Outdated and Unnecessary Tariff Filing Requirements – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would amend its tariffing rules to better align them with the reality of easy electronic access to tariff filings. (WC Docket Nos. 18-276, 17-308) FCC FACT SHEET

Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band – The Commission will consider an Order and Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline rules and procedures to expedite the successful completion of the 800 MHz band reconfiguration initiative, lower program costs and administrative burdens, and continue to alleviate interference to public safety licensees. (WT Docket No. 02-55) FCC FACT SHEET

Chairman Pai also released a blog post detailing the motivation behind the Rural Broadband Quality Standards item, and outlining the items and objectives for the upcoming October Open Meeting.

The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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