August 2014 Open Commission Meeting

The FCC held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on Friday, August 8, 2014, on the subjects listed below:

  • Part 17 Antenna Structure Report and Order:
    The Commission considered a Report and Order to streamline and update the rules governing the construction, marking, and lighting of antenna structures. These updates will improve efficiency, reduce regulatory burdens, and enhance compliance with tower painting and lighting requirements, while continuing to ensure the safety of pilots and aircraft passengers nationwide.
  • Enabling Nationwide Text-to-911 Service for the 21st Century:
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that establishes deadlines for covered text providers to be capable of delivering texts to appropriate 911 public safety answering points, and seeks comment on potential improvements to current text-to-911 technology, such as through better location information.

Meeting Documents

FCC Streamlines Rules Regarding Antenna Structure Lighting and Marking
FCC Adopts Rules to Promote Widespread Text-to-911 Availability

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