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Released: April 20, 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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April 20, 2012

FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on
Friday, April 27, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 11:00 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445
12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

ITEM NOS.

BUREAU

SUBJECT

1

CONSUMER AND

TITLE:

Empowering Consumers to Prevent and Detect

GOVERNMENTAL

Billing for Unauthorized Charges ("Cramming") (CG

AFFAIRS

Docket No. 11-116); Consumer Information and
Disclosure (CG Docket No. 09-158) and Truth-in-Billing
and Billing Format (CC Docket No. 98-170)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Report
and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
that protects consumers by adopting and proposing
additional rules to help consumers prevent and detect the
unlawful and fraudulent placement of unauthorized
charges on their telephone bills.
2

MEDIA

TITLE:

Noncommercial Educational Station Fundraising
for Third-Party Non-Profit Organizations

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking inviting comment on whether to
allow noncommercial educational broadcast stations to
conduct on-air fundraising activities that interrupt regular
programming for the benefit of third-party non-profit
organizations.
*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

MEDIA

TITLE:

Standardized and Enhanced Disclosure
Requirements for Television Broadcast Licensee Public
Interest Obligations (MM Docket No. 00-168) and
Extension of the Filing Requirement for Children’s
Television Programming Report (FCC Form 398) (MM
Docket No. 00-44)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Second
Report and Order that increases transparency and improves
public access to community-relevant information by
moving the television broadcast station public file from
paper to the internet.
4

MEDIA

TITLE:

Innovation in the Broadcast Television Bands:
Allocations, Channel Sharing and Improvements to VHF

AND

(ET Docket No. 10-235)

OFFICE OF

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Report

ENGINEERING AND

and Order establishing a regulatory framework for channel

TECHNOLOGY

sharing among television licensees in connection with an
incentive auction of spectrum.
5

WIRELINE

TITLE:

Universal Service Contribution Methodology

COMETITION

(WC Docket No. 06-122) and A National Broadband Plan
for Our Future (GN Docket No. 09-51)

SUMMARY:

The Commission will consider a Further
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on
proposals to reform and modernize how Universal Service
Fund contributions are assessed and recovered.
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.

*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.

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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