September 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.

  • The Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would allocate $950 million in fixed and mobile high-cost universal service support for Stage 2 of the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund to expand, improve, and harden communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Commission also considered an Order on Reconsideration that would dispose of two petitions related to Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund advance support and Stage 1 support. (WC Docket Nos. 18-143, 10-90, 14-58)
  • Access Arbitrage
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Modification of Section 214 Authorizations that would adopt reforms to eliminate wasteful access arbitrage schemes and promote the efficient use of the nation's communications networks. (WC Docket No. 18-155)
  • 3.5 GHz Auction Procedures
    The Commission considered a Public Notice that would seek comment on procedures to be used for Auction 105, the auction of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3550-3650 MHz band. (AU Docket 19-244)
  • Public Notice of the Filing of Broadcast Applications Rules
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to modernize and simplify the written and on-air public notices broadcasters must provide upon the filing of certain applications. (MB Docket Nos. 17-264, 17-105, 05-6)
  • Updating and Streamlining Rules for the Direct Broadcast Satellite Service
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would align the Direct Broadcast Satellite licensing procedures with those of the geostationary orbit fixed-satellite service satellites. (IB Docket No. 06-160)

Meeting Documents

FCC Invests $950 Million to Improve Broadband in Puerto Rico, USVI

FCC Takes Steps to Reduce Access Arbitrage

FCC Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Auction

FCC Proposes Streamlined Public Notice Rules for Broadcasters

FCC Modernizes Rules for Satellite TV Service

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