May 2011 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT
445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554



The Federal Communications Commission held an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Room TWC305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

The meeting also included a presentation by the Managing Director on the status of the new FCC website. The agenda included:

NPRM to Strengthen and Secure America's Critical Communications Infrastructure: A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the outage reporting requirements in Part 4 of the rules to interconnected VoIP and broadband service providers to promote the resiliency of America's 9-1-1 system and the country's critical communications infrastructure.

Elimination of the International Settlements Policy NPRM: As part of the Commission's regulatory reform efforts, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to remove outdated regulations governing the exchange of telephone traffic between U.S. and foreign carriers that are no longer necessary to protect consumers and competition, while strengthening protections against anticompetitive practices by foreign carriers.

Streamlining and Modernizing International Data Reporting Requirements First Report and Order and FNPRM: As part of the Commission's Data Innovation Initiative, a First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate unnecessary reporting requirements regarding international telephone service, while streamlining and modernizing remaining international data reporting to ensure continued relevance in light of changing markets.

Meeting Documents:

FCC Promotes a More Resilient and Reliable 9-1-1 System.

FCC Seeks to Lower Phone Bills for Americans Through Additional Deregulation of International Telephony Market.

FCC Advances 'Data Innovation Initiative': Eliminates Unnecessary Reporting Requirements on International Phone Traffic

Background Documents: