August 2015 Open Commission Meeting

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

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

  • Emerging Wireline Networks and Services
    The Commission considered a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will advance longstanding competition and consumer protection policies on a technologically-neutral basis, and further the technology transitions underway in our Nation's fixed communications networks that offer the prospect of innovative and improved services to consumers and businesses alike.
  • Ensuring Continuity of 911 Communications
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would protect consumers through the transitions from legacy copper networks to modern networks by adopting rules to ensure that consumers have options, and sufficient information about those options, to maintain 911 communications at home during power outages.
  • Incentive Auction Procedures
    The Commission took the next step to commencing the incentive auction in the first quarter of 2016 by considering the Procedures Public Notice, which adopts a balanced set of auction procedures that will ensure an effective, efficient, and timely auction. The Public Notice establishes and provides information on final procedures for setting the initial spectrum clearing target, qualifying to bid, and bidding in the reverse and forward auctions.
  • Unlicensed Operations in TV Bands and 600 MHz Band
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that adopts technical and operational rules for unlicensed services, including wireless microphone operations, in the broadcast television bands and in the post-incentive auction 600 MHz band. The rules are intended to maximize unlicensed access to spectrum while ensuring that licensed services are protected from harmful interference.
  • Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability
    The Commission considered an Eleventh Notice of Inquiry on whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed and is available to all Americans, including, in particular, elementary and secondary schools and classrooms, in a reasonable and timely fashion.

Meeting Documents

FCC Updates Rules to Spur Technology Transitions, Protect Consumers


FCC Adopts Rules to Help Americans Communicate During Emergencies



FCC Establishes Incentive Auction Bidding Procedures



FCC Adopts Rules For Unlicensed Services In TV And 600 MHz Bands



FCC Launches Inquiry For Annual Broadband Progress Report




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