Aug
02
2018

August 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.

  • Spectrum Frontiers Auction Procedures
    The Commission considered a Public Notice establishing application and bidding procedures for auctioning Upper Microwave Flexible Use Licenses in the 28 GHz (Auction 101) and 24 GHz (Auction 102) bands. (AU Docket No. 18-85)
  • Making 39 GHz Band Auction Ready
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing an auction mechanism that would transition existing spectrum holdings in the 39 GHz band (38.6-40 GHz) to a new flexible-use band plan and would offer new licenses for contiguous spectrum in the band. (GN Docket No. 14-177)
  • Wireline Infrastructure
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that will allow one-touch make-ready for most pole attachments and further reform its pole attachment process, and a Declaratory Ruling that will conclude that section 253(a) prohibits state and local moratoria on telecommunications facilities deployment. (WC Docket No. 17-84; WT Docket No. 17-79)
  • Connected Care Pilot Program
    The Commission considered a Notice of Inquiry on creating a Universal Service Fund pilot program to promote the use of telehealth services among low-income Americans. (WC Docket No. 18-213)
  • LPTV, TV Translator, and FM Broadcast Station Reimbursement
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order that begins the process of implementing Congress’s directive in the Reimbursement Expansion Act that the Commission reimburse certain low power television, television translator, and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the Commission’s broadcast television spectrum incentive auction. (MB Docket No. 18-214; GN Docket No. 12-268)
  • Promoting New Entry and Ownership Diversity in the Broadcasting Services
    The Commission considered a Report and Order establishing the requirements which will govern an incubator program that seeks to promote the entry of new and diverse voices into the broadcast industry. (MB Docket No. 17-289)

Please note: Prior to the meeting the Commission adopted – and thus removed from the agenda – Office of Managing Director Personnel Action #75.

 

Meeting Documents

FCC Establishes Procedures for First 5G Spectrum Auctions

FCC Proposes Steps Towards Auction of 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz Bands

FCC Speeds Access to Utility Poles to Promote Broadband, 5G Deployment

FCC Seeks Comment on Launching Telehealth Pilot Program

FCC Proposes Rules for Expanded Incentive-Auction Reimbursements

FCC Establishes Requirements to Govern Incubator Program

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