July 2014 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

The FCC held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on Friday, July 11, 2014, on the subjects listed below:

Modernizing E-Rate to Deliver Digital Learning: The Commission considered a Report and Order to modernize the E-Rate program and expand support for WiFi connectivity for schools and libraries. The R&O seeks to close the WiFi gap, make E-Rate dollars go farther, and deliver faster, simpler and more efficient applications and other processes.

Connect America Fund Rural Broadband Experiments: The Commission considered a Report and Order establishing a budget and a methodology for selecting winning applications for the Connect America rural broadband experiments adopted by the Commission in the January Tech Transitions Order.

Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Clips: The Commission considered a Second Order on Reconsideration and a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that revisits the Commission's determinations regarding the captioning of video clips when delivered using Internet protocol, ensuring that individuals with hearing disabilities are able to enjoy the full benefits of broadband technology.

Meeting Documents

FCC Launches Rural Broadband Expansion Experiments


FCC Modernizes E-Rate To Expand Robust Wi-Fi In Schools & Libraries



FCC Requires Closed Captioning Of IP-Delivered Video Clips




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