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FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For March Open Meeting

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Released: March 10, 2014

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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 10, 2014
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506


(Washington, D.C.) – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the
following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for Monday, March
31, 2014:

Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Related to Retransmission Consent:

The Commission will
consider an Order making certain rule revisions and clarifications to facilitate the fair and effective
completion of retransmission consent negotiations, and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking
comment on whether to eliminate the network non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules.

Broadcast Ownership Rules Quadrennial Regulatory Review:

The Commission will consider a
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that initiates the 2014 Quadrennial Review of broadcast
ownership rules, addresses issues referred to the Commission by the Third Circuit’s remand of the 2008
Diversity Order, and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to define and require the disclosure of a category
of sharing agreements between broadcast television stations. The accompanying Report and Order
determines that certain television joint sales agreements are attributable.

Increasing Utility of Unlicensed Spectrum in the 5 GHz Band

: The Commission will consider a First
Report and Order that would revise rules to make 100 megahertz of 5 GHz UNII-1 band unlicensed
spectrum more useful for consumers and businesses, and reduce the potential for harmful interference to
certain incumbent operations.

Meeting the Nation’s Demand for Licensed Spectrum

: The Commission will consider a Report and
Order that would adopt allocation, licensing, service, and technical rules to make available for auction 65
megahertz of AWS-3 spectrum for flexible use services, including mobile broadband.
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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