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FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For April Open Meeting

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Released: March 28, 2013

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).



March 28, 2013
Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253


Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the following items
will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting, scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013:

Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Facilitating Investment by Streamlining Foreign Ownership

The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order to streamline the foreign ownership
policies and procedures that apply to common carrier radio licensees and certain aeronautical radio
licensees under section 310(b) of the Act, significantly reducing regulatory burdens while ensuring the
Commission continues to receive the necessary information to protect the public interest.

Promoting Innovation and Competition by Facilitating Direct Access to Numbers:

The Commission
will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry on expanding direct access
to telephone numbers to promote competition and innovation by IP-based providers, while protecting
consumers and the reliability of phone calls. It will also consider an Order to allow a limited trial of
direct access to numbers for VoIP providers.

Presentation on the Status of Alerts to Prevent Bill Shock

: Pursuant to CTIA's revision to its Code of
Conduct for Wireless Service, April 17, 2013 is the deadline by which the participating CTIA member
wireless carriers must provide their subscribers with four specified types of alerts to allow consumers to
avoid unexpected charges for wireless usage exceeding their plan limits, and for additional charges for
international roaming. The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will provide a status report of the
participating carriers' compliance with this requirement.
The Open Meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. The event will be shown live at

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