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February 2018 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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 – The FCC publicly releases the draft text of each item expected to be considered at this Open Commission Meeting. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

  • Spectrum Horizons
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on proposed rules that would apply to spectrum above 95 GHz for licensed services, unlicensed operations, and a new class of experimental licenses. (ET Docket No. 18-21; RM-11713; WT Docket No. 15-245; RM-11795)
  • Encouraging the Provision of New Technologies and Services
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to provide guidelines and procedures to implement section 7 of the Communications Act, as amended, to improve Commission processes to promote the provision of new technologies and services to the public. (GN Docket No. 18-22)
  • Mobility Fund Phase II Second Order on Reconsideration
    The Commission considered an Order addressing the remaining issues raised by parties in petitions for reconsideration of the Mobility Fund Phase II Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. (WC Docket No. 10-90; WT Docket No. 10-208)
  • Broadcast EEO Mid-Term Reports
    The Commission considered a NPRM that proposes to eliminate the requirement in Section 73.2080(f)(2) of the Commission's rules that certain broadcast television and radio stations file the Broadcast Mid-Term Report (Form 397). (MB Docket Nos. 18-23; 17-105)
  • Part 64 Provision of Payphone Service
    The Commission considered a Report & Order to (1) eliminate all payphone call tracking system audit and associated reporting requirements, (2) permit a company official, including but not limited to the chief financial officer, to certify that a completing carrier's quarterly compensation payments are accurate and complete, and (3) eliminate expired payphone compensation rules. (WC Docket Nos. 17-141; 16-132; CC Docket No. 96-128)
  • Demonstration of the New National Broadband Map
    The Commission heard a presentation on a new National Broadband Map providing improved access to fixed-broadband deployment.

Please note: Prior to the meeting the Commission adopted a "Maintenance of Copies of FCC Rules" proposal which had been included on the tentative agenda. This Report and Order eliminates specific Part 74, 76, and 78 rules that require certain broadcast and cable entities to maintain paper copies of Commission rules.

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes to Open Spectrum Horizons for New Services & Technologies

FCC Looks to Speed Introduction of Innovative Technologies & Services

FCC Resolves Petitions for Reconsideration for Mobility Fund Phase II

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Broadcast Mid-Term Report Filing Requirement

FCC Eliminates Outdated Payphone Rules

FCC Updates National Broadband Map

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