FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For March 3rd Open Meeting
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FCC ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR MARCH 3RD OPEN MEETINGWashington, D.C. -- Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski
announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled
for Thursday, March 3, 2011. The meeting will be in two parts, the first dedicated to communications
issues affecting Native Nations, and the second to other Commission business:
Native Nations Spectrum NPRM:A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to explore a range of
recommendations to help close the wireless gap on Tribal Lands.
Tribal and Rural Radio Orders and FNPRM:Orders revising rules or establishing waiver
standards that will make it easier for Native Nations to provide radio service to areas that are the
functional equivalent of Tribal Lands and to Tribal Lands that are small or irregularly shaped. A
further notice invites additional comment on adopting a Tribal Bidding Credit and alternative
ways to foster radio service by Native Nations on their lands. Also, an order adjusting policies
for determining whether proposed new radio stations or station moves constitute an equitable
distribution of radio service under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act.
Omnibus NOI on Improving Communications Services for Native Nations: A Notice of
Inquiry that explores ways to overcome the barriers to deployment of communications services to
Native Nations communities, and to improve consultation and coordination with Native Nations.
NPRM to Streamline and Clarify the Commission's Rules Governing Retransmission
or affecting retransmission consent negotiations between broadcasters and multichannel video
Lifeline/Link Up Reform and Modernization NPRM: A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
proposing to reform the Universal Service Fund's Lifeline and Link Up programs to eliminate
waste, fraud, and abuse; improve program administration, accountability, and fiscal
responsibility; and modernize the program in light of market and technology changes, including
to support pilot programs for broadband adoption.
Advanced Communications Services NPRM:A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks
comment on rules implementing provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and
Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The NPRM proposes rules requiring providers of
advanced communications services and manufacturers of equipment used for those services to
make their products accessible to people with disabilities.
Video Description NPRM:Also implementing the CVAA, this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
proposes to reinstate the video description rules adopted by the Commission in 2000, as directed
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are scheduled for the agenda.
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