Open Commission Meeting - December 12, 2012

The FCC held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 on the subjects listed below:

  • Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band:
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to broaden its initiatives in unleashing broadband spectrum, promoting technological innovation, and encouraging investment via the creation of a shared access broadband service in the 3550-3650 MHz band for small cell use.
  • Facilitating the Development of Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications (PS Docket No. 11-153) and Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment (PS Docket No. 10-255):
    The Commission will consider an item on developing the capability for Americans to contact 911 emergency services via text messaging, and providing automatic consumer notification where text to 911 is not supported.
  • Rural Health Care Support Mechanism (WC Docket No. 02-60):
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order on reforming the FCC’s universal service support programs for healthcare that would expand healthcare providers’ access to broadband, especially in rural areas, while increasing overall efficiency and accountability in the programs.

Meeting Documents

Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band

Facilitating the Development of Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications (PS Docket No. 11-153) and Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment (PS Docket No. 10-255)

Rural Health Care Support Mechanism (WC Docket No. 02-60)

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