Nov
15
2018

November 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 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.

  • Galileo Order
    The Commission considered an Order that addresses waivers of certain satellite licensing requirements for receive-only earth stations operating with the Galileo Radionavigation-Satellite Service. (IB Docket No. 17-16)
  • Mitigation of Orbital Debris in the New Space Age
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing comprehensive updates to the Commission's orbital debris rules for all Commission-authorized satellites. (IB Docket No. 18-313)
  • Facilitating Satellite Earth Stations in Motion
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing rules to facilitate the deployment of non-geostationary-orbit (NGSO) fixed-satellite service earth stations that transmit while in motion. (IB Docket No. 18-315)
  • SpaceX V-Band Authorization
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion, Order and Authorization that recommends granting SpaceX's request to deploy and operate a proposed non-geostationary constellation to provide broadband services around the world. (IBFS File No. SAT-LOA-20170301-00027)
  • Kepler Communications Market Access Request
    The Commission considered an Order and Declaratory Ruling that recommends granting Kepler's request for U.S. market access to offer global connectivity for the Internet of Things using a proposed constellation of non-geostationary orbit satellites. (IBFS File No. SAT-PDR-20161115-00114)
  • Telesat V-Band Market Access Request
    The Commission considered an Order and Declaratory Ruling that recommends granting Telesat's request to access the U.S. market to provide broadband services using a proposed constellation of non-geostationary orbit satellites. (IBFS File No. SAT-PDR-20170301-00023)
  • LeoSat Market Access Request
    The Commission considered an Order and Declaratory Ruling that proposes to grant LeoSat's request for U.S. market access to provide satellite broadband services in the United States using a proposed constellation of non-geostationary orbit satellites, including high-speed connectivity for enterprises. (IBFS File No. SAT-PDR-20161115-00112)
  • Further Streamlining of Satellite Regulations
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing additional streamlining of space and earth station licensing rules. (IB Docket No. 18-314)
  • Electronic Delivery of MVPD Communications
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would modernize certain consumer notice provisions in Part 76 of the FCC's Rules governing multichannel video and cable television service. (MB Docket Nos. 17-317, 17-105)
  • Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would replace requirements for wireless service providers to report annually on their offerings of hearing aid-compatible handsets with a requirement to provide enhanced information on their websites and to certify annually whether providers are in full compliance with the hearing aid compatibility rules. (WT Docket No. 17-228)

Meeting Documents

FCC Approves Galileo Global Navigation System

FCC Launches Review of Rules to Mitigate Orbital Space Debris

FCC Proposes Additional Rules to Facilitate Earth Stations in Motion

FCC Boosts Satellite Broadband Connectivity & Competition (SpaceX, Kepler, Telesat, LeoSat)

FCC Considers Further Streamlining of Satellite Licensing Rules

FCC Modernizes Delivery of Cable Notices

FCC Updates Hearing Aid Compatibility Reporting Requirements

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