Jun
07
2018

June 2018 Open Commission Meeting

11:30 am – 1:30 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 – The FCC is publicly releasing 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.

  • Next Steps to Open Spectrum Frontiers for 5G Connectivity
    The Commission considered a Third Report and Order, Memorandum Opinion and Order, and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would continue efforts to make available millimeter wave spectrum, in bands at or above 24 GHz, for fifth-generation wireless, Internet of Things, and other advanced spectrum-based services. It would finalize rules for certain of these bands and seek comment on making additional spectrum available in the 26 GHz and 42 GHz bands for flexible terrestrial wireless use, sharing mechanisms in the Lower 37 GHz band, and earth station siting criteria for the 50 GHz band. (GN Docket No. 14-177; WT Docket No. 10-112)
  • Wireline Infrastructure
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order that will revise the Commission's section 214(a) discontinuance processes, network change disclosure processes, and Part 68 customer notification process to remove barriers to infrastructure investment and promote broadband deployment. (WC Docket No. 17-84).
  • Eliminating Disparate Treatment of Rural Broadband Providers
    The Commission considered an Order granting forbearance from applying Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to rural carriers' broadband Internet access transmission services. (WC Docket No. 17-206)
  • 8YY Access Charge Reform
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which proposes taking further steps in reforming intercarrier compensation by transitioning interstate and intrastate originating 8YY end office and tandem switching and transport charges to bill-and-keep and capping and limiting 8YY database query rates. (WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 07-135; CC Docket No. 01-92)
  • Text-Enabled Toll-Free Numbers
    The Commission considered a Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will clarify the Commission's rules regarding the authorization required to text-enable a toll-free number, and propose further safeguards to promote the innovative use of toll free numbers while protecting the integrity of the toll free numbering system. (WC Docket No. 18-28)
  • Slamming and Cramming Rules
    The Commission considered a Report and Order to protect consumers from slamming (the unauthorized change of a consumer's telephone provider) and cramming (the placement of unauthorized charges on a consumer's telephone bill), including rules to address sales call misrepresentations and abuses of the third-party verification procedures. (CG Docket No. 17-169)
  • Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service Reform
    The Commission considered a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry to adopt measures, and seek comment on others, to ensure that Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) remains sustainable for people with hearing loss who need it. (CG Docket Nos. 13-24, 03-123)
  • Leased Commercial Access; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that tentatively concludes that the Commission should vacate its 2008 Leased Access Order, and invites comment on ways to modernize the existing leased access rules. (MB Docket Nos. 07-42, 17-105)

Please note: Prior to the meeting the Commission considered and adopted – and thus removed from the agenda – the following items: Audacy satellite authorization, O3b market access grant, improving intercarrier compensation to eliminate access arbitrage, and the Enforcement Bureau action against HobbyKing.

 

Meeting Documents

FCC Takes Next Steps to Open Spectrum Frontiers for 5G Connectivity

FCC Eliminates Needless Barriers to Next-Generation Networks, Services

FCC Takes Action to Lower Rural Broadband Prices

FCC Proposes Reforms to Toll Free Calling Access Charge Regime

FCC Takes Steps to Prevent Fraud in Toll Free Texting

FCC Bans Misrepresentation in Sales Calls & Unauthorized Charges

FCC Acts to Reform Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service

FCC Proposes to Modernize Leased Access Rules

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