Dec
12
2019

December 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:

  • 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to designate 988 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. WC Docket No. 18-336
  • Promoting Innovation in the 5.9 GHz Band
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would take a fresh and comprehensive look at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band and propose, among other things, to make the lower 45 MHz of the band available for unlicensed operations and to permit Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) operations in the upper 20 megahertz of the band. (ET Docket No. 19-138)
  • Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1-3.55 GHz Band
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on removing the existing non-federal allocations in the 3.3-3.55 GHz band as a step towards potential future shared use between federal incumbents and commercial users. (WT Docket No. 19-348)
  • VoIP Symmetry
    The Commission considered an Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user. (WC Docket No. 10-90, CC Docket No. 01-92)
  • Cable Service Change Notifications
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on modernizing requirements for notices cable operators must provide consumers and local franchise authorities. (MB Docket Nos. 19-347, 17-105)
  • Enforcement Bureau Action Regarding Pirate Radio
    The Commission considered a Notice of Apparently Liability for Forfeiture that would propose a fine of over $450,000 against a Boston-Area pirate radio operator.
  • Enforcement Bureau Action Regarding Unlicensed Radio Broadcaster
    The Commission considered a Notice of Apparently Liability for Forfeiture that would propose a fine of $151,005 against an unlicensed radio broadcaster in Boston.
  • Enforcement Bureau Action Regarding Spoofed Robocalls
    The Commission considered a Notice of Apparently Liability for Forfeiture that would propose a fine of nearly $10 million for spoofed robocalls during the California state election.

Please note: Prior to the meeting the Commission adopted – and thus removed from the agenda – the item "Noncommercial and Low Power FM Station Licensing Report and Order".

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes 988 for Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline

FCC Seeks to Promote Innovation in the 5.9 GHz Band

FCC Considers Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1-3.55 GHz Band

FCC Clarifies VoIP Symmetry Rule

FCC Proposes to Update Cable Service Change Notifications

FCC Proposes $453,015 Pirate Radio Fine on Gerlens Cesar

FCC Proposes $151,005 Pirate Radio Fine on Acerome Jean Charles

FCC Proposes Nearly $10 Million Fine for Spoofed Robocalls

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