Jul
13
2017

July 2017 Open Commission Meeting

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

Chairman Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the August Open Commission Meeting:

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. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided within the text below.

  • Call Authentication Trust Anchor
    The Commission will consider 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
  • Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls
    The Commission will consider 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.
  • Protecting Consumers from Unauthorized Carrier Changes and Related Unauthorized Charges
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining steps to further curtail slamming and cramming.
  • Rural Call Completion
    The Commission will consider 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.
  • Video Description
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order which increases the required hours of video described programming that covered broadcast stations and MVPDs must provide to consumers.
  • Updating the Part 2 Equipment Authorization Program
    The Commission will consider 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.
  • Radar Services in the 76-81 GHz Band
    The Commission will consider 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.
  • Wireless Microphone Operations
    The Commission will consider 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

Press Access – Members of the news media are welcome to attend the meeting and will be provided reserved seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Following the meeting, the Chairman may hold a news conference in which he will take questions from credentialed members of the press. Afterwards, senior policy and legal staff will be made available to the press for questions related to the items on the meeting agenda. Commissioners may also choose to hold press conferences. Press may also direct questions to the Office of Media Relations (OMR). Questions about credentialing should be directed to OMR.

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