Good afternoon from Washington, DC! Below you will find our Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more! Here is your wrap-up:
- FCC OPEN MEETING
- On 7/29, the FCC released the Agenda for the August Open Meeting, scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:30 AM. The Commission is scheduled to consider three items, including two items on increasing awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program. The Agenda originally contained six items, however, items 4, 5, and 6 were adopted and deleted from the agenda prior to the meeting. For more information and to view a copy of the Agenda, see our post here.
- BROADBAND DATA COLLECTION
- On 7/29, the Broadband Data Task Force released a Public Notice announcing that it will be holding a series of Technical Assistance Workshops throughout the month of August. There will be four workshops on topics designed to assist filers who are submitting broadband availability data in the inaugural Broadband Data Collection window. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
- BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT
- On 7/29, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing the release of updated Form 477 data on fixed broadband deployment, and mobile voice and broadband deployment as of June 30, 2021. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
- INTERAGENCY COORDINATION
- On 8/2, NTIA and the FCC announced that they had signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on spectrum coordination. This is the first time in 20 years that the MOU has been updated and marks continued progress on the agencies’ February 15, 2022 Spectrum Coordination Initiative. For more information and to view a copy of the MOU, see our post here.
- On 8/2, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communication, Media, and Broadband held a hearing entitled “Future of Spectrum.” Witnesses included Chris Lewis, President and CEO of Public Knowledge, Meredith Baker, President and CEO of CTIA, Andrew Von Ah, Director of Physical Infrastructure at the Government Accountability Office, and Dr. Coleman Bazelon, Principal at the Brattle Group. The hearing focused on the importance of coordination between the FCC and NTIA and future spectrum priorities and policies. For more information and to view the hearing, see the Committee’s website here.
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