July 2011 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT
445 12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20554

The FCC held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on July 12, 2011, on the subjects listed below:

  • Creation of a Low Power Radio Service and Amendment of Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations: The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rule Making seeking comment on the impact of the Local Community Radio Act on the future licensing of low power FM and FM translator stations.
  • Empowering Consumers to Prevent and Detect Billing for Unauthorized Charges ("Cramming"); Consumer Information and Disclosure; and Truth-in-Billing Format: The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rule Making designed to empower consumers to prevent and detect unauthorized telephone bill charges ("mystery fees" or "cramming") by improving the disclosure of third-party charges on telephone bills.
  • Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements; E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers; and Amending the Definition of Interconnected VoIP Service: The Commission considered a Report and Order enabling a more effective emergency response system by ensuring that 911 call centers continue to receive precise wireless E911 location information and a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to improve E911 location accuracy and reliability for existing and new voice communications technologies, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).


Meeting Documents

Promoting Local Community Radio Services:

FCC Proposes Rules to Help Consumers Identify and Prevent "Cramming":

FCC Strengthens E911 Location Accuracy for Wireless Services:


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