April 6, 2023 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Good afternoon from Washington, DC!  Below you will find this week’s Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Here is your wrap-up:

APRIL OPEN MEETING

  • On 3/30, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the April Open Meeting, scheduled for April 20, 2023 at 10:30 AM. The Commission is tentatively scheduled to consider seven items, including a Policy Statement updating the Commission’s approach to spectrum management such that the Commission will consider both transmitter and receiver components of wireless systems, an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise the FCC’s international section 214 application process, and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on rules to increase the accessibility, performance, and functionality ow Wireless Emergency Alerts.  For more information and to view a copy of the Tentative Agenda, see our post here.

HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY

  • On 4/3, the FCC published in the Federal Register a Petition for Waiver filed by ATIS, which seeks a limited, interim waiver of 47 C.F.R. § 20.19(b)(1) and 47 C.F.R. § 20.19(b)(3) for all entities subject to the hearing aid compatibility (“HAC”) rules to allow wireless handsets to satisfy a reduced volume control testing methodology for HAC certification. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.

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