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
February 8, 2012
FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below
on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, which is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-
C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
Rules and Regulations Implementing the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (CG
Docket No. 02-278)
The Commission will consider a
Report and Order that protects consumers from
unwanted autodialed or prerecorded calls
(“robocalls”) by adopting rules that ensure consumers
have given prior express consent before receiving
robocalls, can easily opt out of further robocalls, and
will experience “abandoned” telemarketing calls only
in strictly limited instances.
Amendment of Parts 1 and 22 of the
Commission’s Rules With Regard to the Cellular
Service, Including Changes in Licensing of Unserved
Area (RM 11510); Amendment of the Commission’s
Rules With Regard to Relocation of Part 24 to Part 27
and Interim Restrictions and Procedures for Cellular
*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.
The Commission will consider, as part
of its ongoing efforts to remove outdated regulations
and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, a Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking and Order proposing a
staged approach to revising the licensing model for
the Cellular Service from site-based to
geographically-based licensing. The proposal will
offer greater flexibility and reduce regulatory
requirements, while enabling greater rural
deployment of wireless service. The item also
includes several other proposals to update the
Cellular Service rules, as well as interim procedures
for Cellular Service applications.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND
The Proposed Extension of Part 4 of the
Commission’s Rules Regarding Outage Reporting to
Interconnected Voice Over Internet Protocol Service
Providers and Broadband Internet Service Providers
(PS Docket No. 11-82)
The Commission will consider a
Report and Order to extend outage reporting under
Part IV of the rules to interconnected Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers. Extended
reporting will enable the Commission to fulfill
statutory E9-1-1 obligations and help protect the
growing number of Americans who rely on VOIP
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: email@example.com
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