May 25, 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:

OPEN MEETING

  • On 5/18, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting, scheduled for June 8, 2023, at 10:30 AM. The Commission is tentatively scheduled to consider four items, including a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Next Generation 911, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on consumer consent and robocalls, and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on opening spectrum in the 42 GHz band.  For more information and to view a copy of the Tentative Agenda, see our post here.

 12 GHZ BAND

  • On 5/19, the FCC released the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order on the 12.2-12.7 GHz (12.2 GHz band) and the 12.7-13.25 GHz (12.7 GHz band) bands. The item was adopted at the May Open Meeting.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.

 ROBOCALLS

  • On 5/19, the FCC released the Seventh Report and Order, Eight Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Third Notice of Inquiry extending call blocking requirements to certain providers and seeking comment on additional actions the FCC can take to combat illegal robocalls.  The item was adopted at the May Open Meeting.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.

CONGRESS

  • On 5/23, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on communications and Technology held a hearing entitled “Oversight and Reauthorization of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.” The hearing covered a wide array of issues overseen by the NTIA, including the NTIA broadband programs (BEAD, Digital Equity Capacity and Grant Program, Middle Mile Grant Program, Tribal Connectivity Program, and others), federal spectrum use and coordination with the FCC to develop a national spectrum strategy, and public safety and cybersecurity issues. Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson was the sole witness.  For more information and to view the hearing, see the committee’s website here.

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