October 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.

  • Enforcing Rural Broadband Quality Standards
    The Commission considered an Order on Reconsideration that would ensure that carriers receiving high-cost universal service support to deploy rural broadband are accountable to consumers, taxpayers, and the Commission, while providing flexibility for smaller carriers, by making targeted modifications to the testing procedures that carriers must use to show that their networks perform at the Commission's speed and latency standards . (WC Docket No. 10-90)
  • 911 Fees
    The Commission considered a Declaratory Ruling that clarifies section 6(f)(1) of the New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008 and ensures regulatory parity in 911 fees between VoIP services and traditional telecommunications services. (WC Docket No. 19-44)
  • Broadcast Antenna Siting
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on whether the common antenna siting rules for FM and TV broadcaster applicants and licensees are necessary given the current broadcasting marketplace. (MB Docket Nos. 19-282, 17-105)
  • Petition for Determination of Effective Competition
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order that grants the petition of Charter and finds that Charter faces effective competition in providing cables services in franchise areas in Massachusetts and Hawaii. (MB Docket No. 18-283)
  • Tariff Rules Modernization
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would amend its tariffing rules to better align them with the reality of easy electronic access to tariff filings. (WC Docket Nos. 18-276, 17-308)
  • Expediting the Conclusion of the 800 MHz Band Reconfiguration
    The Commission considered an Order and Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline rules and procedures to expedite the successful completion of the 800 MHz band reconfiguration initiative, lower program costs and administrative burdens, and continue to alleviate interference to public safety licensees. (WT Docket No. 02-55).

Personnel Action
The Personnel Action scheduled for consideration at the Open Meeting, as listed in this Public Notice has been deleted.

Meeting Documents

FCC Takes Steps to Enforce Quality Standards for Rural Broadband

FCC Requires 911 Fee Parity for VoIP & Traditional Phone Service

FCC Considers Eliminating WWII-Era Broadcast Antenna Site Rules

FCC Grants Charter Communications' Effective Competition Petition

FCC Streamlines, Eliminates Burdensome Tariff Filing Rules

FCC Acts to Expedite Successful Conclusion of 800 MHz Rebanding

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