September 2016 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:

  • Improving Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would leverage advancements in technology to improve wireless emergency alert content, delivery and testing, while seeking comment on further measures to ensure effective alerts. (PS Docket Nos. 15-91 and 15-94)
  • Review of Foreign Ownership Policies
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that extends to broadcast licensees the same streamlined rules and procedures that common carrier wireless licensees use to seek approval for foreign ownership, with appropriate broadcast-specific modifications. The item also establishes a framework for a publicly traded common carrier or broadcast licensee or controlling U.S. parent to ascertain its foreign ownership levels. (GN Docket No. 15-236)
  • Independent Programming
    The Commission considered a NPRM that proposes steps the Commission can take to promote the distribution of independent and diverse programming to consumers. (MB Docket No. 16-41)

The Consent Agenda scheduled for consideration at the Open Meeting, as listed in the initial Public Notice has been deleted. Items 6 and 7 from the consent agenda have been adopted by the Commission.

The Commission will consider the personnel actions listed in the Personnel Actions Section of the Public Notice and these items will not be presented individually.

Meeting Documents

FCC Strengthens Wireless Emergency Alerts As A Public Safety Tool

FCC Streamlines Foreign Ownership Rules & Procedures

FCC Proposes Rules To Increase Diverse And Independent Programming


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