On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the FCC announced the September 30, 2020 Open Commission Meeting Agenda.  The Commission’s September 30, 2020 Open Meeting will commence at 10:30 AM and will be streamed live for members of the public on the FCC’s website, www.fcc.gov/live, as well as on the FCC’s YouTube Channel.

 

The agenda is as follows:

 

  • Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1-3.55 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 19-348) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would remove the existing non-federal allocations from the 3.3-3.55 GHz band as an important step toward making 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band available for commercial use, including 5G, throughout the contiguous United States. The Commission will also consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to add a co-primary, non-federal fixed and mobile (except aeronautical mobile) allocation to the 3.45-3.55 GHz band as well as service, technical, and competitive bidding rules for flexible-use licenses in the band. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Expanding Access to and Investment in the 4.9 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 07-100) – The Commission will consider a Sixth Report and Order that would expand access to and investment in the 4.9 GHz (4940-4990 MHz) band by providing states the opportunity to lease this spectrum to commercial entities, electric utilities, and others for both public safety and nonpublic safety purposes. The Commission also will consider a Seventh Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose a new set of licensing rules and seek comment on ways to further facilitate access to and investment in the band. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Improving Transparency and Timeliness of Foreign Ownership Review Process (IB Docket No. 16-155) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would improve the timeliness and transparency of the process by which it seeks the views of Executive Branch agencies on any national security, law enforcement, foreign policy, and trade policy concerns related to certain applications filed with the Commission. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Promoting Caller ID Authentication to Combat Spoofed Robocalls (WC Docket No. 17-97) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would continue its work to implement the TRACED Act and promote the deployment of caller ID authentication technology to combat spoofed robocalls. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Combating 911 Fee Diversion (PS Docket Nos. 20-291, 09-14) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that would seek comment on ways to dissuade states and territories from diverting fees collected for 911 to other purposes. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Modernizing Cable Service Change Notifications (MB Docket No. 19-347); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would modernize requirements for notices cable operators must provide subscribers and local franchising authorities. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Eliminating Records Requirements for Cable Operator Interests in Video Programming (MB Docket No. 20-35); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would eliminate the FCC requirement that cable operators maintain records in their online public inspection files regarding the nature and extent of their attributable interests in video programming services. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Reforming IP Captioned Telephone Service Rates and Service Standards (CG Docket Nos. 13-24, 03-123) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would set compensation rates for Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), deny reconsideration of previously set IP CTS compensation rates, and propose service quality and performance measurement standards for captioned telephone services. FCC FACT SHEET

 

  • Enforcement Item – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.

 

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