On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the FCC released the following agenda for the December Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:30 am EDT.
Implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Improvement Act – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to designate 988 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. (WC Docket No. 18-336) FCC FACT SHEET
Use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would take a fresh and comprehensive look at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band and propose, among other things, to make the lower 45 MHz of the band available for unlicensed operations and to permit Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) operations in the upper 20 megahertz of the band. (ET Docket No. 19-138) FCC FACT SHEET
Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1-3.55 GHz Band – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on removing the existing non-federal allocations in the 3.3-3.55 GHz band as a step towards potential future shared use between federal incumbents and commercial users. (WT Docket No. 19-348) FCC FACT SHEET
Connect America Fund; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime – The Commission will consider an Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user. (WC Docket No. 10-90, CC Docket No. 01-92) FCC FACT SHEET
Cable Service Change Notifications – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on modernizing requirements for notices cable operators must provide consumers and local franchise authorities. (MB Docket Nos. 19-347, 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET
Noncommercial & Low Power FM Station Licensing – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would revise the Commission’s Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Station and Low Power FM Station comparative processing and licensing rules. (MB Docket No. 19-3) FCC FACT SHEET
The Commission will also consider three Enforcement Bureau actions.
Chairman Pai released a blog post detailing the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and 5.9 GHz proceeding items, and outlining the remaining items and objectives for the upcoming December Open Meeting.
The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/live.
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