FCC Releases March Open Meeting Agenda

On March 10, 2021, the Commission announced the Agenda for the March Open Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 beginning at 10:30 AM.  The meeting can be viewed on the Commission’s webpage at www.fcc.gov/live and on the Commission’s YouTube channel.  The following items have been set for the Commission’s consideration:


  1. Promoting Public Safety Through Information Sharing (PS Docket No. 15-80): The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order that would provide state and federal agencies with direct, read-only access to communications outage data for public safety purposes while also preserving the confidentiality of that data. (FACT SHEET)
  2. Amendment of Part 11 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding the Emergency Alert System (PS Docket No. 15-94); Wireless Emergency Alerts (PS Docket No. 15-91): The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry to implement section 9201 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which is intended to improve the way the public receives emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions, and radios. (FACT SHEET)
  3. Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.45 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 19-348): The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order that would establish rules to create a new 3.45 GHz Service operating between 3.45-3.55 GHz, making 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum available for flexible use throughout the contiguous United States. (FACT SHEET)
  4. Auctioning Flexible-Use Service Licenses in the 3.45-3.55 GHz Band (AU Docket No. 21-62): The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would seek comment on application and bidding procedures for Auction 110, the auction of flexible use licenses in the 3.45- 3.55 GHz band. (FACT SHEET)
  5. Promoting the Deployment of 5G Open Radio Access Networks (GN Docket No. 21-63): The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on the current status of Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN) and virtualized network environments, including potential obstacles to their development and deployment, and whether and how the deployment of Open RAN-compliant networks could further the Commission’s policy goals and statutory obligations. (FACT SHEET)
  6. National Security Matter: The Commission will consider a national security matter.
  7. National Security Matter: The Commission will consider a national security matter.
  8. Enforcement Bureau Action: The Commission will consider an Enforcement Bureau Action.


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