August 2013 Open Commission Meeting
The FCC held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on Friday, August 9, 2013, on the subjects listed below:
- Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that streamlines Part 25 of the Commission’s rules to facilitate greater investment and innovation in the satellite industry and promote more rapid deployment of new satellite services to the public.
- Revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Operation in the 57-64 GHz Band: The Commission will consider a Report and Order addressing technical requirements applicable to unlicensed services in the 57-64 GHz frequency band to provide additional competition in the broadband market, improve efficient delivery of broadband services in residences and businesses, and facilitate backhaul transport to support the deployment of 4th Generation (4G) and other wireless services.
- Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform interstate inmate calling services rates and practices.
- Presentation on the Status of the Broadcast Incentive Auction: The Incentive Auction Task Force will present the latest update on progress towards the Commission’s 2014 television broadcast incentive auction.
FCC Streamlines Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services
FCC Modifies Part 15 Rules for Unlicensed Operation in the 57 64 GHz Band
FCC Reduces High Long-Distance Calling Rates Paid by Inmates
Presentation on the Status of the Broadcast Incentive Auction