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September 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 with the exception of items involving specific, enforcement-related matters. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

  • Kari's Law NPRM
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing calls to 911 made from multi-line telephone systems, pursuant to Kari's Law, the conveyance of dispatchable location with 911 calls, as directed by RAY BAUM'S Act, and the consolidation of the Commission's 911 rules. (PS Docket Nos. 18-261, 17-239)
  • Presentation on Connect America Fund Phase II Auction Results
    The Commission heard a presentation on the recent results of the Connect America Fund Phase II auction (Auction 903).
  • Wireless Infrastructure Order
    The Commission considered a Declaratory Ruling and Report and Order that will clarify the scope and meaning of Sections 253 and 332(c)(7) of the Communications Act, establish shot clocks for state and local approvals for the deployment of small wireless facilities, and provide guidance on streamlining state and local requirements on wireless infrastructure deployment. (WT Docket No. 17-79; WC Docket No. 17-84)
  • Fine for Illegal Spoofing
    The Commission considered a Forfeiture Order against Mr. Philip Roesel and his companies for more than $82 million for illegal caller ID spoofing.
  • Proposed Fine for Illegal Spoofing
    The Commission considered a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of more than $37.5 million against Affordable Enterprises of Arizona for apparently making millions of illegally-spoofed telemarketing calls that appeared to originate from consumers and other numbers not assigned to the company.
  • Cable Data Collection
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that eliminates the Form 325, Annual Report of Cable Television Systems, filing requirement. (MB Docket Nos. 17-290, 17-105)
  • Toll Free Assignment Modernization
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that will amend the Commission's rules to allow for use of auctions to assign certain toll free numbers and takes other actions to modernize the administration and assignment of toll free numbers. (WC Docket No. 17-192; CC Docket No 95-155)
  • Satellite Earth Stations in Motion
    The Commission considered action to facilitate the deployment of and harmonize the rules concerning three types of Fixed-Satellite Service earth stations authorized to transmit while in motion: Earth Stations on Vessels, Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations, and Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft. (IB Docket No. 17-95)

Please note: Prior to the meeting the Commission adopted – and thus removed from the agenda – the item on "Clarifying Local Franchising Authorities Regulation of Cable Operators". This Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addresses two issues raised by a remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concerning how local franchising authorities may regulate incumbent cable operators and cable television services.

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes Action to Help the Public Reach 911

FCC Staff Presentation on Connect America Fund Auction Results

FCC Streamlines Deployment of Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure

FCC Fines Robocaller $82 Million for Illegally-Spoofed Calls

FCC Proposes $37.5 Million Fine for Spoofed Telemarketing Calls

FCC Eliminates Outdated Cable Data Collection Requirement

FCC Launches Experiment to Assign Toll Free Numbers by Auction

FCC Facilitates Use of Satellite Earth Stations in Motion

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