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FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For May Open Meeting

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Released: May 3, 2012

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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).



May 3, 2012
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506


(Washington, D.C.) – 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 24, 2012:

Deployable Arial Communications Architecture (DACA) Notice of Inquiry

: 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.

Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs) Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed

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.

Removing Barriers to Broadband Deployment in the 800 MHz Band Report and Order:

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 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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