May 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.

  • China Mobile USA Application
    The Commission considered 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 considered 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. (WT Docket No. 19-116)
  • FM Translator Interference Rules
    The Commission considered 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 considered 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)
  • Satellite Authorization for Theia
    The Commission considered 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 considered 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)

Please note: Prior to the meeting the Commission adopted – and thus removed from the agenda – the item "Regulatory Fees NPRM". This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on proposed regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2019


Meeting Documents

FCC Denies China Mobile Telecom Services Application

FCC Proposes Opening Airwaves for Mobile Services in 1675-80 MHz Band

FCC Improves Interference Resolution Process for FM Translators

FCC Seeks Comment on Procedures for 833 Toll Free Number Auction

FCC Authorizes Theia's Satellite Constellation

FCC Acts to Improve Video Relay Service & Expand Options for Users


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