Jul
10
2019

July 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.

  • Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band for 5G
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would allow for more efficient and effective use of 2.5 GHz spectrum by increasing flexibility for existing Educational Broadband Service licensees and providing new opportunities for rural Tribal Nations and other entities to access unused portions of the band. (WT Docket No. 18-120)
  • Procedures for 5G Incentive Auction
    The Commission considered a Public Notice that would establish application and bidding procedures for Auction 103, the incentive auction of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service licenses in the Upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands. (AU Docket No. 19-59)
  • Promoting Access to Connected Care Services
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose a Connected Care Pilot providing Universal Service Fund support to health care providers to defray the costs of broadband service to enable low-income patients and veterans to access telehealth services. (WC Docket No. 18-213)
  • Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling that would take steps to promote facilities-based broadband deployment and competition in apartments, condominiums, office buildings, and other multiple tenant environments. (GN Docket No. 17-142; MB Docket No. 17-91)
  • Removing Unnecessary Regulation of Transport Services and Facilities
    The Commission considered (1) a Report and Order on Remand that would grant price cap carriers relief from ex ante pricing regulation of their lower speed Time Division Multiplexing transport business data services nationwide; and (2) a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would partially grant USTelecom's request for forbearance from DS1 and DS3 transport unbundling obligations for price cap carriers. (WC Docket Nos. 16-143, 05-25; GN Docket No. 13-5; RM-10593; WC Docket No. 18-141)
  • Modernizing Children's Television Programming Rules
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would modernize children's television programming rules and provide broadcasters greater flexibility in meeting their children's programming obligations as well as a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek additional comment on special efforts by broadcasters to produce or support Core Programming. (MB Docket Nos. 18-202, 17-105)
  • Electronic Delivery of Carriage Election Notices
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would modernize the carriage election notice provisions in Part 76 of the FCC's Rules and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on applying these new procedures to entities that are not required to maintain online public inspection files. (MB Docket Nos. 17-317, 17-105)
  • Electronic Delivery of Notices to Broadcast Television Stations
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to modernize certain cable and satellite television provider notice provisions in Part 76 of the FCC's Rules by requiring certain notices to be delivered to broadcasters by e-mail. (MB Docket Nos. 19-165, 17-105)

Meeting Documents

FCC Transforms 2.5 GHz Band for 5G Services

FCC Establishes Procedures for 5G Incentive Auction

FCC Proposes $100 Million Connected Care Pilot Telehealth Program

FCC Spurs Broadband Access in Apartments, Condos, & Office Buildings

FCC Removes Unnecessary Rules on Phone Company Transport

FCC Modernizes Children's TV Programming Rules

FCC Modernizes Broadcaster Carriage Election Notice Rules

FCC Proposes Updates to Cable & Satellite TV Provider Notifications

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