On February 10, 2020, the FCC announced the Agenda for the February Open Meeting, which will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be virtual and available to the public on the FCC’s website at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube channel. The agenda is as follows:
- Presentation on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – The Commission will hear a presentation on the creation of an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Congress charged the FCC with developing a new $3.2 billion program to help struggling Americans to pay for broadband internet service during the pandemic.
- Presentation on COVID-19 Telehealth Program – The Commission will hear a presentation about the next steps for the agency’s COVID-19 Telehealth program. Congress recently provided an additional $249.95 million to support the FCC’s efforts to expand connected care throughout the country and help more patients receive health care safely.
- Presentation on Collection of Broadband Deployment Data – The Commission will hear a presentation on the work the agency is doing to collect precise and accurate fixed and mobile broadband deployment data as part of its mission to close the digital divide.
- 911 Fee Diversion (PS Docket No. 20- 291); New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008 (PS Docket No. 09-14) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would implement section 902 of the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020, which requires the Commission to take action to help address the diversion of 911 fees by states and other jurisdictions for purposes unrelated to 911. (FACT SHEET)
- Implementing the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act (WC Docket No. 18-89) – The Commission will consider a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to modify FCC rules consistent with changes that were made to the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. (FACT SHEET)
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