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
May 17, 2012
FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below
on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.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 Friday, May 18, 2012. Thus, presentations with respect to the items listed
below will be permitted until that time.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND
Utilizing Rapidly Deployable Aerial
Communications Architecture in Response to an
Emergency (PS Docket No. 11-15)
The Commission will
consider a Notice of Inquiry examining the role of
deployable aerial communications architecture
(DACA) in facilitating emergency response by
rapidly restoring communications capabilities in the
immediate aftermath of a catastrophic event.
Amendment of the Commission’s Rules to
Provide for the Operation of Medical Body Area
Networks (ET Docket No. 08-59)
The Commission will consider a
Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking to establish service rules and an
allocation for Medical Body Area Networks and seek
comment on the selection of an MBAN coordinator.
*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.
Improving Spectrum Efficiency Through
Flexible Channel Spacing and Bandwidth Utilization
for Economic Area-based 800 MHz Specialized
Mobile Radio Licensees (WT Docket No. 12-64);
Request for Declaratory Ruling that the
Commission’s Rules Authorize Greater than 25 kHz
Bandwidth Operations in the 817-824/862-869 MHz
Band (WT Docket No. 11-110)
The Commission will consider a
Report and Order that will provide EA-based 800
MHz licensees with the flexibility to better utilize
spectrum to transition networks from legacy 2G
technologies to advanced wireless technologies.
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 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
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