FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting

On June 27, 2024, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the July Open Meeting scheduled for July 18, 2024 at 10:30 AM.  The Commission is tentatively scheduled to consider the following items:

  1. Bringing Common Sense and Fairness to Correctional Facility Phone Rates – The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, Clarification and Waiver, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would implement the Martha Wright-Reed Act of 2022 by adopting just and reasonable rate caps for incarcerated people’s audio and video communications services, among other reforms. The Further Notice would seek comment on additional reforms for incarcerated people’s communications services. (WC Docket Nos. 23-62, 12-375) (FACT SHEET)
  2. Modernizing E-Rate to Support Wi-Fi Hotspots – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would update the E-Rate program rules to make the off-premises use of Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless Internet services eligible for E-Rate program support. (WC Docket No. 21-31) (FACT SHEET)
  3. Promoting Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Through Handset Unlocking Requirements and Policies – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose the use of broadly applicable handset unlocking policies as a means to improve consumer choice and flexibility, to enhance competition across the mobile wireless marketplace, and to provide for more uniform regulation of service providers. (WT Docket No. 24-186) (FACT SHEET)
  4. Advancing the Transition to Next Generation 911 – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would expedite the transition to NG911 and help ensure that the nation’s 911 system functions effectively with the most advanced capabilities available. (PS Docket Nos. 21-479, 18-64) (FACT SHEET)
  5. Accessibility of User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would ensure that consumers are able to readily access user display settings for closed captioning on covered video devices. (MB Docket No. 12-108) (FACT SHEET)

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

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