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March 2016 Open Commission Meeting

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

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

  • Expanding Access to Video Programming for Blind or Visually Impaired Americans:
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on proposals to expand the amount of and access to video described programming, for the benefit of consumers who are blind or visually impaired.
    (MB Docket No. 11-43)
  • Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and other Telecommunications Services
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a proposed framework for ensuring that consumers have the tools they need to make informed choices about how their data is used and when it is shared by their broadband providers.
    (WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 09-197, 10-90)
  • Providing Affordable Broadband for Low-Income Americans:
    The Commission considered a Third Report and Order, Further Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration to comprehensively restructure and modernize the Lifeline program to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen program oversight and administration, and take additional measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.
    (WC Docket No. 16-106)

The Consent Agenda scheduled for consideration at the Open Meeting, as listed in the initial Public Notice, has been deleted. Items 1, 3, 4 and 5 from the consent agenda have been adopted by the Commission.

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes to Expand Video Description Rules

FCC Proposes Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules

FCC Modernizes Lifeline Program for the Digital Age

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