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:
- FCC OPEN MEETINGS
- The FCC will be holding its October Open Meeting next Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 10:30 AM. The Commission is scheduled to consider a number of significant items, including a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed net neutrality rules, a Report and Order on improving Wireless Emergency Alerts to make them more accessible and increase public awareness, and an item on the 6 GHz band that will allow very low power devices to operate in two sub-bands. For more information and to view a copy of the Tentative Agenda, see our post here.
- BROADBAND CONSUMER LABELS
- On 10/10, the FCC published in the Federal Register notice that the Office of Management and Budget had approved the broadband consumer label rules and template, thereby establishing the compliance dates. For more information and to view a copy of the notice, see our post here.
- NET NEUTRALITY
- On 10/11, Chairwoman Rosenworcel released a Fact Sheet on “How Net Neutrality Protects Consumers and Online Freedom of Speech.” The Fact Sheet is related to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to re-establish the net neutrality rules that is tentatively scheduled for Commission consideration at the October Open Meeting. For more information, view a copy of the fact sheet here.
- On 10/4, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing entitled “CHIPS and Science Implementation and Oversight.” The hearing focused on the implementation and oversight of the CHIPS and Science Act, including investments that will boost US innovation, increased research and competition through domestic semiconductor manufacturing incentives, regional innovation programs, and other science programs established under the law. Witnesses included Secretary Gina Raimando of the Department of Commerce and Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director of the National Science Foundation. For more information and to view the hearing, see the Committee’s website here.
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