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May 2016 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 on the subjects listed below:

  • Updating the Public Inspection File Requirements:
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on proposals to eliminate the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails from the public in their public inspection file and the requirement that cable operators reveal the location of the cable system's principal headend. (MB Docket No. 16-161)
  • Enhancing Public Safety and Network Reliability Through Communications Outage Reporting:
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update its Part 4 communications network outage reporting requirements (PS Docket Nos. 15-80, 11-82; ET Docket No. 04-35)
  • Connect America Phase II Auction:
    The Commission considered a Report & Order adopting rules to implement a competitive bidding process for high-cost universal service support from Phase II of the Connect America Fund. (WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 14-58, 14-259)

The Consent Agenda scheduled for consideration at the Open Meeting, as listed in the initial Public Notice, has been deleted. Items 1, 5 and 6 from the consent agenda have been adopted by the Commission.

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Two Public Inspection File Requirements

FCC Adopts Communications Network Outage Reporting Requirements Item

FCC Takes Next Steps in Expanding Rural Broadband Access

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