March 2017 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:

Continuing the Chairman's pilot program, the FCC publicly released the draft text of each item 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.

  • Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry that would enable voice service providers to better protect subscribers from illegal and fraudulent robocalls. (CG Docket No. 17-59)
  • Promoting Technological Solutions to Combat Contraband Wireless Device Use in Correctional Facilities
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt rules to facilitate the deployment of technologies used to combat contraband wireless devices in correctional facilities, while seeking comment on additional proposals and solutions. (GN Docket No. 13-111)
  • Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Video Relay Service
    The Commission considered a Report and Order, Notice of Inquiry, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order that would enhance service quality and propose a new provider compensation plan for video relay services. (CG Docket Nos. 10-51 and 03-123)
  • Cellular Service Reform
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order, Report and Order, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would facilitate mobile broadband deployment, including LTE, promote greater spectrum efficiency, and reduce regulatory burdens and costs. (WT Docket Nos. 12-40, 10-112, 16-138)
  • Part 43 Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Services
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to (1) eliminate the Traffic and Revenue Reports and (2) streamline the Circuit Capacity Reports. (IB Docket Nos. 17-55 and 16-131)
  • Channel Sharing by Stations Outside the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction Context
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would authorize channel sharing outside the context of the incentive auction and thus permit stations with auction-related channel sharing agreements to continue to operate if their auction-related agreements expire or otherwise terminate. (GN Docket No. 12-268; MB Docket No. 03-185; MB Docket No. 15-137)
  • Presentation
    The Commission received an update from the Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau on the status of its continuing inquiry into the AT&T Mobility 911 outage that occurred on March 8, 2017.

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 Moves to Confront Scam Robocalls & Malicious Spoofing

FCC Acts to Fight Inmate Use of Contraband Wireless Devices

FCC Acts to Improve Video Relay Services

FCC Reforms Outdated Cellular Rules For Mobile Broadband

FCC Aims to Remove & Streamline International Reporting

FCC Expands Channel Sharing Opportunities for Broadcasters

Bureau Presentation on Recent AT&T Mobility 911 Outage

Related Materials