The Federal Communications Commission held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC. on February 18, 2010, which included the following items:

  1. E-Rate: An Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enable schools that receive funding from the E-Rate program to allow members of the general public to use the schools' Internet access during non-operating hours at no additional cost to the Universal Service Fund. This order and notice do not permit or require any changes to E-Rate applications due on February 11, 2010.
  2. Ex Parte Reform: A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve the transparency and effectiveness of the FCC's decision-making process by reforming the ex parte rules.
  3. Procedural Reform: A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enhance the efficiency, openness, and transparency of the Commission's proceedings by improving and modernizing certain organizational and procedural rules.
  4. National Broadband Plan Status Report: Commission staff will report on the status of the National Broadband Plan, providing a framework for the national purposes portion of the Plan.

Video & Photos

February Open Commission Meeting Flickr Photo Set

Commission Meeting Details:

Broadband Plan's Working Recommendations for Key National Priorities Unveiled.

FCC Proposes Rule Changes to Improve Decision-Making and Efficiency, Promote Participation in FCC Proceedings.

FCC Proposes Rule Changes to Improve Decision-Making and Efficiency, Promote Participation in FCC Proceedings.

FCC Gives School E-rate Programs More Flexibility to Allow Community Use of Broadband Services.

Update on Efforts in Haiti:

Report From Steve Waldman on Future of Media.

Background Documents

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