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February 2017 Open Commission Meeting

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

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

Initiating the Chairman's pilot program, the FCC publicly released the draft text of 2 of the 6 items expected to be considered at the Open Meeting, along with one-page cover sheets that summarize each item. Links to these Circulation Documents are provided in the Related Materials section below.

  • Universal Service Reform – Mobility Fund; Connect America Fund
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopting rules to provide ongoing support targeted to preserve and advance high-speed mobile broadband and voice service in high-cost areas that the marketplace does not otherwise serve.

  • Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration that (1) resolves a number of issues raised in the Phase II Auction Order FNPRM, including the adoption of weights to compare bids among service performance and latency tiers, and (2) considers several petitions for reconsideration for decisions made in the Phase II Auction Order.

  • Authorizing Permissive Use of the 'Next Generation' Broadcast Television Standard
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking> that proposes to let television broadcasters use the "Next Generation" broadcast television transmission standard associated with recent work of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC 3.0) on a voluntary, market-driven basis.

  • Revitalization of the AM Radio Service
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order that would relax the siting rule for an FM fill-in translator rebroadcasting an AM broadcast station.

  • Small Business Exemption From Open Internet Enhanced Reporting Requirements
    The Commission considered an Order granting a five-year waiver to broadband Internet access service providers with 250,000 or fewer broadband connections from the enhanced reporting requirements adopted in the 2015 Title II Order.

  • Comprehensive Review of the Part 32 Uniform System of Accounts
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would streamline and eliminate outdated accounting rules no longer needed to fulfill the Commission's statutory or regulatory duties.


The Consent Agenda scheduled for consideration at the Open Meeting, as listed in the initial Public Notice has been deleted. The Consent Agenda has been adopted by the Commission.

Meeting Documents

FCC Adopts Mobility Fund Order

FCC Acts to Expand Access to Broadband in Rural America

FCC Moves to Facilitate 'Next Generation' TV

FCC Moves to Help AM Radio Stations Serve Listeners

FCC Exempts Small Businesses from Excessive Reporting Obligations

FCC Addresses Unnecessary Accounting Requirements for Carriers


Related Materials