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September 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 next Open Commission Meeting with the exception of the Enforcement Bureau item. 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.

  • Amendment of Parts 74, 76 and 78 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Maintenance of Copies of FCC Rules
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to eliminate rules requiring certain broadcast and cable entities to maintain paper copies of FCC rules. (MB Docket Nos. 17-105; 17-231)
  • Updating Rules for Non-Geostationary Satellites in the Fixed-Satellite Service
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that recommends updating and streamlining the Commission's rules to facilitate the licensing of the next generation of non-geostationary, fixed-satellite service systems. (IB Docket No. 16-408)
  • Revisions to Reporting Requirements Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on revisions to the wireless hearing aid compatibility annual reporting requirement to provide relief to non-nationwide service providers. (WT Docket No. 17-228)
  • Toll Free Assignment Modernization
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to amend the Commission's rules to allow for use of auctions to assign certain toll free numbers and considers other means by which to modernize the administration and assignment of toll free numbers. (WC Docket No. 17-192; CC Docket No 95-155)
  • 911 Access, Routing, and Location in Enterprise Communications Systems
    The Commission considered a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on the provision of 911 by enterprise communications systems that serve businesses, hotels, educational institutions, and government entities. (PS Docket No. 17-239)
  • 20th Mobile Wireless Competition Report
    The Commission considered a Report analyzing the state of competition in the mobile wireless industry. (WT Docket No. 17-69)
  • Enforcement Bureau Action
    The Commission considered a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture.
  • Presentation
    The Commission received a briefing from the Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau on the Commission's response to recent hurricanes

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Requirement to Keep Hard Copies of FCC Rules

FCC Updates Rules to Facilitate Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems

FCC Proposes to Ease HAC Reporting Regs for Small Wireless Carriers

FCC Seeks Comment on Modernizing Toll Free Numbering System

FCC to Examine 911 Capabilities of Enterprise Communications Systems

FCC Releases 20th Wireless Competition Report

FCC Proposes Fine of Unlicensed Radio Station & Property Owners

Presentation on FCC Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Related Materials