May
09
2019

May 2019 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

Chairman Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting:

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.

  • China Mobile USA Application
    The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would deny the application of China Mobile USA for a Section 214 authorization to provide international facilities-based and resale telecommunications services between the United States and foreign points. (File No. ITC-214-20110901-00289)
  • Reallocating the 1675–1680 MHz Band
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on reallocating the 1675-1680 MHz band for shared use between incumbent federal operations and non-federal fixed or mobile (except aeronautical mobile) operations on a co-primary basis, as well as an appropriate sharing mechanism that would allow both federal and non-federal users to operate successfully in the band. (GN Docket No. 19-116)
  • FM Translator Interference Rules
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would adopt streamlined rules relating to interference caused by FM translators and expedite the translator interference complaint resolution process. (MB Docket No. 18-119)
  • Toll Free Number Auction
    The Commission will consider a Public Notice seeking comment on proposed procedures for conducting and participating in an auction of toll free numbers in the 833 code. (AU Docket No. 19-101; WC Docket No. 17-192; CC Docket No. 95-155)
  • Regulatory Fees NPRM
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek comment on proposed regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2019. (MD Docket No. 19-105)
  • Satellite Authorization for Theia
    The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion Order and Authorization that would grant Theia’s request to deploy and operate a proposed non-geostationary satellite constellation to provide earth imaging services around the world. (IBFS File No. SAT-LOA-20161115-00121; SAT-AMD-20170301-00029)
  • Video Relay Service Rules
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt measures, and seek comment on others, to improve Video Relay Service (VRS), expand access to direct video communications, and protect the VRS program against waste, fraud, and abuse. (CG Docket Nos. 10-51 and 03-123)

While the Open Meeting is open to the public, the FCC headquarters building is not open access, and all guests must check in with and be screened by FCC security at the main entrance on 12th Street. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC.

Press Access – Members of the news media are welcome to attend the meeting and will be provided reserved seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Following the meeting, the Chairman may hold a news conference in which he will take questions from credentialed members of the press. Afterwards, senior policy and legal staff will be made available to the press for questions related to the items on the meeting agenda. Commissioners may also choose to hold press conferences. Press may also direct questions to the Office of Media Relations (OMR). Questions about credentialing should be directed to OMR.

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