On July 13, 2023, the FCC released the Agenda for the July Open Meeting, scheduled for July 20, 2023 at 10:30 AM. The meeting can be viewed in person at the FCC’s headquarters or online at www.fcc.gov/live or on the FCC’s YouTube Channel. The following items are scheduled for Commission consideration:
- Enhancing Support for Connectivity in Tribal Communities – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would adopt rules to enhance Tribal communities’ access to the E-Rate program by streamlining certain program rules, making Tribal college and university libraries eligible for E-Rate support, and reducing administrative burdens in the program. The Commission will also seek comment on ways to further improve and simplify program rules for all E-Rate applicants. (CC Docket Nos. 02-6, 96-45, 97-21) (FACT SHEET)
- Ensuring the Reliability and Resiliency of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – The Commission will consider a Report and Order to ensure that when there is a communications service outage that potentially affects people’s ability to reach the 988 Lifeline, the Commission and those who provide life-saving 988 crisis intervention services receive timely and actionable information. (PS Docket Nos. 23-5, 15-80; WC Docket No. 18-336) (FACT SHEET)
- Preserving Local Radio Programming – The Commission will consider a Report and Order allowing a limited group of existing channel 6 low power television stations to continue to provide analog FM radio service as an ancillary or supplementary service under specified rules. (MB Docket No. 03-185) (FACT SHEET)
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