June 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:

Public Drafts of Meeting Items – Continuing the Chairman's pilot program, the FCC is publicly releasing the draft text of each non-enforcement item expected to be considered at the Open Commission Meeting. For law enforcement reasons, the draft text of enforcement items cannot be released prior to their adoption. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these Circulation Documents are provided in the Related Materials section below.

  • New Emergency Alert System Event Code For Blue Alerts
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend the Commission's Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules to add a dedicated event code, "BLU," for Blue Alerts, so that EAS alerts can deliver actionable information to the public when a law enforcement officer is killed, seriously injured, missing in connection with his or her official duties, or if there is an imminent and credible threat to a law enforcement officer. (PS Docket No. 15-94)
  • First Responder Network Authority
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that establishes the procedures and standards the Commission will use to review alternative plans submitted by states seeking to "opt-out" of the FirstNet network and to build their own Radio Access Networks that are interoperable with FirstNet. (PS Docket No. 16-269)
  • Exemption to Calling Number Identification Service
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend the Caller ID rules to allow disclosure of blocked Caller ID information to aid law enforcement in investigating threatening calls and continue the waiver of those rules that is currently in effect for Jewish Community Centers. (CG Docket No. 91-281)
  • OneWeb Market Access Request
    The Commission will considered an Order and Declaratory Ruling that recommends granting OneWeb's request to be permitted to access the U.S. market using its proposed global non-geostationary satellite constellation for the provision of broadband communications services in the United States. (IBFS SAT-LOI-20160428-0041)
  • Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments
    The Commission considered a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on ways to facilitate greater consumer choice and enhance broadband deployment in multiple tenant environments such as apartment buildings, condominium buildings, shopping malls, or cooperatives. The Notice of Inquiry further seeks comment on the current state of broadband competition in such locations and whether additional Commission action in this area is warranted to eliminate or reduce barriers faced by broadband providers that seek to serve the occupants of multiple tenant environments. (GN Docket No. 17-142)
  • Modernization of Payphone Compensation Rules
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order that (1) proposes to eliminate the requirement that carriers that complete payphone calls conduct an annual audit of their payphone call tracking systems and file an associated annual audit report with the Commission, and (2) waives the annual audit and associated reporting requirement for 2017. (WC Docket Nos. 17- 141 and 16-132; CC Docket No. 96-128).
  • Enforcement Bureau Action
    The Commission considered an enforcement action.

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes To Add Blue Alerts To The Nation's Emergency Alert System

FCC Acts to Support Deployment of Nationwide Public Safety Network

FCC Proposes Rules To Aid Investigation Of Threatening Calls

FCC Grants OneWeb US Access for Broadband Satellite Constellation

FCC Explores Spurring High-Speed Internet in Multiple Tenant Buildings

FCC Seeks Comment on Eliminating Burdensome Payphone-Era Rules

FCC Proposes $120 Million Fine of Massive Caller ID Spoofing Operation

Related Materials