April 2012 Open Commission Meeting
In an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on April 27, 2012, the Commission considered 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; 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; a Report and Order establishing a regulatory framework for channel sharing among television licensees in connection with an incentive auction of spectrum; and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposals to reform and modernize how Universal Service Fund contributions are assessed and recovered.
FCC Adopts Rules to Help Consumers Identify and Prevent Unauthorized Mystery Fees, Known as "Cramming," on Phone Bills
FCC Adopts Rules Transitioning Television Public Files Online
Innovation in the Television Bands
Universal Service Contribution Methodology and A National Broadband Plan for Our Future