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Released: December 5, 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

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December 5, 2012

FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below
on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 1:00 p.m. in Room
TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The Commission is waiving the sunshine
period prohibition contained in Section 1.1203 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.1203,
until 5:00 pm on Thursday December 6, 2012. Thus, presentations with respect to the items listed
below will be permitted until that time.

ITEM NO.

BUREAU

SUBJECT

1

WIRELESS TELE-

TITLE:

Amendment of the Commission’s Rules

COMMUNICATIONS,

with Regard to Commercial Operations in the

INTERNATIONAL

3550-3650 MHz Band.

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a

AND

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to broaden its

OFFICE OF

initiatives in unleashing broadband spectrum,

ENGINEERING &

promoting technological innovation, and

TECHNOLOGY

encouraging investment via the creation of a
shared access broadband service in the 3550-3650
MHz band for small cell use.
2

PUBLIC SAFETY &

TITLE:

Facilitating the Development of Text-to-

HOMELAND

911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications

SECURITY

(PS Docket No. 11-153) and Framework for Next
Generation 911 Deployment (PS Docket No. 10-
255).

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider an
item on developing the capability for Americans
to contact 911 emergency services via text
messaging, and providing automatic consumer
notification where text to 911 is not supported.
*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.

3

WIRELINE

TITLE:

Rural Health Care Support Mechanism

COMPETITION

(WC Docket No. 02-60).

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a
Report and Order on reforming the FCC’s
universal service support programs for healthcare
that would expand healthcare providers’ access to
broadband, especially in rural areas, while
increasing overall efficiency and accountability in
the programs.
4

WIRELESS TELE-

TITLE:

Service Rules for Advanced Wireless

COMMUNICATIONS

Services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200
MHz Bands (WT Docket No. 12-70); Fixed 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,
and 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
Report and Order and Order of Proposed
Modification to increase the Nation’s supply of
spectrum for mobile broadband by adopting
service rules for 40 megahertz of spectrum in the
2 GHz band (2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200
MHz).
5

WIRELESS TELE-

TITLE:

Service Rules for the Advanced

COMMUNICATIONS

Wireless Services H Block—Implementing
Section 6401 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and
Job Creation Act of 2012 Related to the 1915-
1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands.

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would
implement the Congressional directive in the
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of
2012 to grant new initial licenses for the 1915-
1920 MHz and the 1995-2000 MHz bands
through a system of competitive bidding.
2

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 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 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.
-FCC-
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