Jan
30
2020

January 2020 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 with the exception of items involving specific, enforcement-related matters including restricted proceedings and hearing designation orders. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

  • Establishing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would adopt a two-phase reverse auction framework for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, committing $20.4 billion in high-cost universal service support to bring high-speed broadband service to millions of unserved Americans. (WC Docket Nos. 19-126, 10-90)
  • Hearing Aid-Compatible Handset Rules
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to incorporate a new technical standard for determining whether a wireless handset is hearing aid-compatible and to simplify and update the Commission’s hearing aid compatibility rules. (WT Docket No. 20-3)
  • At-Home Call Handling for Video Relay Service
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would adopt regulations on the handling of Video Relay Service, or VRS, calls by communications assistants working from their homes. (CG Docket Nos. 10-51,03-123)
  • Electronic Delivery of Notices to Broadcast Television Stations
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would 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 instead of on paper. (MB Docket Nos. 19-165, 17-105)
  • Enforcement Bureau Action Regarding Spoofed Robocalls
    The Commission considered a Notice of Apparently Liability for Forfeiture that would propose a fine of nearly $13 million for spoofed robocalls.

Meeting Documents

FCC Launches $20 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

FCC Proposes New Hearing Aid-Compatible Handset Technical Standards

FCC Permits At-Home Call Handling for Video Relay Service

FCC Modernizes Delivery of MVPD Notices to Broadcast TV Stations

FCC Proposes Nearly $13 Million Fine for Illegal Spoofed Robocalls

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