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Released: March 14, 2012

Commission
Meeting Agenda
A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information (202) 418-0500

445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

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March 14, 2012

FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on
Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at
445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

ITEM NOS.

BUREAU

SUBJECT

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MEDIA

TITLE:

Revision of the Commission’s Program Access
Rules; News Corporation and The DIRECTV Group, Inc.,
Transferors, and Liberty Media Corporation, Transferee,
for Authority to Transfer Control (MB Docket No. 07-18)
and Applications for Consent to the Assignment and/or
Transfer of Control of Licenses, Adelphia
Communications Corporation (and subsidiaries, debtors-
in-possession), Assignors, to Time Warner Cable Inc.
(subsidiaries), Assignees, et al. (MB Docket No. 05-192)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking exploring whether to retain, sunset,
or relax the exclusive contract prohibition of the program
access rules and whether to revise the program access
rules to better address alleged violations.
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MEDIA

TITLE:

Creation of a Low Power Radio Service (MM
Docket No. 99-25) and Amendment of Service and
Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations (MB
Docket No. 07-172, RM-11338)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Fourth
Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration to
implement a market-specific FM translator processing
scheme, adopt application caps to prevent trafficking, and
modify policies to expand opportunities to rebroadcast
AM stations on FM translators.
*The summaries listed in this notice are intended for the use of the
public attending open Commission meetings. Information not summarized
may also be considered at such meetings. Consequently these summaries
should not be interpreted to limit the Commission's authority to
consider any relevant information.

TITLE:

Creation of a Low Power Radio Service (MM
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MEDIA

Docket No. 99-25)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Fifth
Report and Order, Fourth Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking and Fourth Order on Reconsideration
regarding proposals to implement the Local Community
Radio Act and to strengthen the LPFM service, including
second adjacent channel waiver procedures, interference
remediation requirements, and modification of eligibility,
ownership, and selection standards.
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WIRELESS TELE-

TITLE:

Promoting Interoperability in the 700 MHz

COMMUNICATIONS

Commercial Spectrum and Interoperability of Mobile User
Equipment Across Paired Commercial Spectrum Blocks in
the 700 MHz Band (RM-11592)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking concerning the potential for harmful
interference to Lower 700 MHz B and C Block operations
if the Lower 700 MHz Band were interoperable and
whether, if such interference exists, it can be reasonably
mitigated. The NPRM also seeks comment on the best
course of action should the Commission determine that
interoperability would cause limited or no harmful
interference to Lower 700 MHz B and C Block licensees,
or that such interference can be reasonably mitigated.

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WIRELESS TELE-

TITLE:

Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in

COMMUNICATIONS

the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz Bands; Fixed

AND INTERNATIONAL

and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands
at 1525-1559 MHz and 1626.5-1660.5 MHz,1610-1626.5
MHz and 2483.5-2500 MHz 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-
2200 MHz (ET Docket No. 10-142) and Service Rules for
Advanced Wireless Services in the 1915-1920 MHz,
1995-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz and 2175-2180 MHz
Bands (WT Docket No. 04-356)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry proposing
service, technical, assignment, and licensing rules for
flexible terrestrial use of spectrum currently assigned to
the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) in the 2 GHz band.
And an alternative band plan involving additional
spectrum at 1695-1710 MHz that the National
Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) has proposed to reallocate from Federal to
commercial use.
The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language
interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Other reasonable
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. In your request, include a
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description of the accommodation you will need and a way we can contact you if we need more
information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to:
fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-
0432 (tty).
Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or Meribeth
McCarrick, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322. Audio/Video coverage of
the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at
www.fcc.gov/live.
For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason University's Capitol Connection. The
Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these services call (703)
993-3100 or go to www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu.
Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC's duplicating contractor, Best
Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 488-5300; Fax (202) 488-5563; TTY (202) 488-5562. These copies are
available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio and video
tape. Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be reached by e-mail at FCC@BCPIWEB.com.
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