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July 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 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.

  • Call Authentication Trust Anchor
    The Commission considered a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on methods to authenticate telephone calls to further secure our telephone networks against illegal robocallers. The Notice seeks comment on implementing authentication standards for telephone calls, as well as the Commission's role in this process and other public policy considerations. (WC Docket No. 17-97)
  • Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls
    The Commission considered a Notice of Inquiry that explores methods by which reassigned telephone number data could be made available to callers to avoid making unwanted calls to consumers. (CG Docket No. 17-59)
  • Protecting Consumers from Unauthorized Carrier Changes and Related Unauthorized Charges
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining steps to further curtail slamming and cramming. (CG Docket No. 17-169)
  • Rural Call Completion
    The Commission considered a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes rule changes to better address ongoing problems in the completion of long-distance telephone calls to rural areas. (WC Docket No. 13-39)
  • Updating the Part 2 Equipment Authorization Program
    The Commission considered a First Report and Order that would update and amend its equipment authorization program by replacing two certification procedures with a new Supplier's Declaration of Conformity process, codifying procedures for the electronic labeling of devices, modernizing the requirements related to the importation of electronic equipment, and incorporating up-to-date methods for equipment compliance measurements into the rules. (ET Docket No. 15-170)
  • Radar Services in the 76-81 GHz Band
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would address use of the 76-81 GHz band under the Part 95 rules to support a broad range of vehicular radar uses, such as collision avoidance and adaptive cruise control systems, as well as to expand the types of fixed and mobile radar operations permitted within airport environments. (ET Docket No. 15-26)
  • Wireless Microphone Operations
    The Commission considered an Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would address licensed and unlicensed wireless microphone operations in the TV bands and various other frequency bands. (GN Docket No. 14-166, ET Docket No. 14-165, GN Docket No. 12-268)
  • Game Show Network, LLC, Complainant v. Cablevision Systems Corp.
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order that addresses Exceptions filed to an Initial Decision granting a program carriage complaint. (MB Docket No. 12-122)
  • Enforcement Bureau Action
    The Commission considered an enforcement action.

Meeting Documents

FCC Seeks Reliable Call Authentication System

FCC Takes Action to Alleviate Robocalls to Reassigned Phone Numbers

FCC Proposes Rules to Protect Consumers from Slamming & Cramming

FCC Takes Next Steps to Combat Rural Call Completion Problems

FCC Updates Rules on Authorization of Radiofrequency Devices

FCC Unlocks New Airwaves for Vehicular Radar Use

FCC Revises and Clarifies Certain Wireless Microphone Rules

FCC Rules on Game Show Network v. Cablevision

FCC Fines Robocalling Platform Almost $3 Million for Illegal Calls

Related Materials