April 2019 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.

  • 5G Incentive Auction Public Notice
    The Commission considered a Public Notice seeking comment on procedures for the incentive auction of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Licenses in the Upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz Bands (Auction 103) for Next Generation Wireless Services. (AU Docket 19-59)
  • 37 GHz & 50 GHz Spectrum Band Rules
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would allow Fixed-Satellite Service earth stations to be individually licensed to transmit in the 50 GHz band and would establish a process for the Department of Defense to operate on a shared basis in the Upper 37 GHz band in limited circumstances. (GN Docket No. 14-177)
  • Fixed Wireless Infrastructure Rules
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to modernize the Commission's rule for over-the-air-reception devices (OTARD) to facilitate the deployment of modern fixed wireless infrastructure. (WT Docket No. 19-71)
  • Channel Lineup Requirements
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would eliminate the requirement that cable operators maintain a channel lineup at their local office and would eliminate the requirement that certain cable operators make their channel lineup available via their online public inspection file. (MB Docket Nos. 18-92, 17-105)
  • USTelecom Partial Forbearance
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would grant forbearance to Bell Operating Companies and independent incumbent carriers from certain unnecessary and outdated structural and nondiscrimination requirements. (WC Docket No. 18-141)
  • Rural Phone Rates
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would eliminate the high-cost program's rate floor rule and end the federal mandate that raises the telephone rates paid by many rural Americans. (WC Docket No. 10-90)

Meeting Documents

FCC Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures for Third 5G Spectrum Auction

FCC Takes Steps to Make Millimeter Wave Spectrum Available for 5G

FCC Proposes to Modernize Rule for Over-the-Air Reception Devices

FCC Eliminates Outdated Cable Channel Lineup Requirements

FCC Eliminates Outdated Regulations Burdening Phone Industry

FCC Repeals Unnecessary Policy That Raises Rural Phone Rates

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