Nov
22
2019

November 2019 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
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.

  • Protecting National Security Through FCC Programs
    The Commission considered a Fifth Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt a vertical, or z-axis, location accuracy metric in connection with wireless E911 calls and propose additional measures to improve E911 location accuracy. (PS Docket No. 07-114)
  • Modernizing Rules for Removing Bad Actors from FCC Programs
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on updating its suspension and debarment rules to make them consistent with Office of Management and Budget guidelines, in order to better prevent bad actors from participating in Universal Service Fund programs, Telecommunications Relay Services programs, and the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. (GN Docket No. 19-309)
  • Modernizing Unbundling and Resale Rules
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on updating its unbundling and resale rules to reflect the marketplace realities of intermodal voice and broadband competition and to encourage both incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers to invest in next-generation networks. (WC Docket No. 19-308)
  • All-Digital AM Broadcasting
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on whether to authorize AM stations to transition to an all-digital signal on a voluntary basis. (MB Docket Nos. 19-311, 13-249)
  • Duplication of Programming on Commonly Owned Radio Stations
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on whether the duplicative programming rule applicable to commonly owned radio stations in the same market should be modified or eliminated given the current broadcasting marketplace. (MB Docket Nos. 19-310, 17-105)
  • Expanding the TRS Fund Contribution Base to Support IP Captioned Telephone Service
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would expand the TRS fund contribution base for covering the costs of providing Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) to include intrastate telecommunications revenue as a way of strengthening the funding base for this form of TRS without increasing the size of the Fund itself. (CG Docket Nos. 03-123, 13-24)

Meeting Documents

FCC Bars Subsidies for Equipment Posing National Security Threats

FCC Helps First Responders Quickly Locate Wireless 911 Callers

FCC Proposes New Rules for Removing Bad Actors from FCC Programs

FCC Seeks Comment on Eliminating Outdated Unbundling Requirements

FCC Proposes Authorizing Voluntary All-Digital AM Broadcasting

FCC Seeks Comment on Duplication of Radio Programming Rule

FCC Ensures Sustainable Funding for IP Captioned Phone Service

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