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FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting

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Released: April 18, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

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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).



April 18, 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, May 9, 2013:

Expanding Broadband Access for Passengers on Planes

: The Commission will consider a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking seeking to improve consumer access to broadband aboard aircraft and encourage
innovation through establishment of an Air-Ground Mobile Broadband service in the 14.0-14.5 GHz
band, while ensuring that existing users are protected from interference.

Promoting Commercial Space Operations

: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry to ease access to spectrum for commercial space operators and enable
increased federal government use of commercial satellite services, and seek comment on streamlining
processes, eliminating unnecessary burdens, and identifying future communication and spectrum needs of
the commercial space sector.
The Open Meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in the Commission meeting room, TW-C305,
at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The event will be streamed live at

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