July 2018 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 – 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.

  • Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band
    The Commission considered an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would continue the Commission's efforts to make mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band available for expanded flexible use, primarily by seeking comment on mechanisms for clearing for mobile use and whether to allow point-to-multipoint use on a shared basis in portions of the band. To inform the Commission's decision-making on the future of the band, it would also collect information from FSS earth stations and space stations to provide a clear understanding of the operations of current users. (GN Docket Nos. 18-122, 17-183; RM Nos. 11778, 11791)
  • Cellular Reform Third Report and Order
    The Commission considered a Report and Order eliminating unnecessary rules that apply to cellular service and other licensees. (WT Docket Nos. 12-40, 10-112, 16-138; RM Nos. 11510, 11660)
  • Children's Television Programming Rules
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed revisions to the children's television programming rules to provide broadcasters greater flexibility in meeting their children's programming obligations. (MB Docket No. 18-202)
  • Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve emergency alerting, including facilitating more effective EAS tests and preventing false alerts. (PS Docket Nos. 15-91, 15-94)
  • Nationwide Number Portability
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that forbears from legacy requirements and amends rules to facilitate the move toward complete nationwide number portability to promote competition between all service providers and increase network routing efficiencies. (WC Docket Nos. 17-244, 13-97)
  • Formal Complaint Rules Consolidation Order
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that consolidates and streamlines the rules governing formal complaint proceedings delegated to the Enforcement Bureau. (EB Docket No. 17-245)

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes to Expand Flexible Use of Mid-Band Spectrum

FCC Eliminates Unnecessary Cellular Service Rules

FCC Proposes Updates to Children's Programming Rules

FCC Promotes Emergency Alert Reliability

FCC Takes Further Steps Toward Nationwide Number Portability

FCC Streamlines Formal Complaint Processes

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