FCC Releases Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting

On April 27, 2023, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the May Open Meeting, scheduled for May 18, 2023 at 10:30 AM.  The following items are tentatively scheduled for Commission consideration:

  1. Amendment of Section 15.255 of the Commission’s Rules – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would provide new opportunities for unlicensed field disturbance sensor devices, such as radars, to operate in the 57-71 GHz band (60 GHz band) and foster innovative products and services while ensuring coexistence with other unlicensed technologies and Federal incumbents in the band. (ET Docket No. 21-264) (FACT SHEET)
  2. Expanding Flexible Use of the 12.2-12.7 GHz Band; Expanding Use of the 12.7-13.25 GHz Band for Mobile Broadband or Other Expanded Use – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would ensure that current and future satellite services are preserved and protected in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (12.2 GHz) band by declining to authorize mobile operations in the band, while further investigating the potential to expand fixed use or permit unlicensed use. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order would continue development of a pipeline of mid-band spectrum by proposing to authorize the 12.7-13.25 GHz (12.7 GHz band) for mobile broadband and other expanded uses. (WT Docket No. 20-443, GN Docket No. 22-352) (FACT SHEET)
  3. Expanding Call Blocking Requirements – The Commission will consider an Order, Further Notice, and Notice of Inquiry that would expand our call blocking requirements to ensure even greater protections for consumers. The item would enlist service providers in the fight against unwanted robocalls by extending our 24-hour traceback requirement to cover all voice service providers in the call path, enhancing existing requirements to effectively mitigate illegal traffic upon Commission notification and expanding our know-your-upstream-provider requirements to all voice service providers. The item would also seek comment on several other options to further enhance consumer protections, including a proposal to require terminating providers to offer analytics-based call blocking. (CG Docket No. 17-59, WC Docket No. 17-97) (FACT SHEET)
  4. Restricted Adjudicatory Matter – The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter.

Chairwoman Rosenworcel also released a blog post on the upcoming meeting.

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