Mar
31
2020

March 2020 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am – 11:00 pm EDT
Teleconference

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and related agency telework and headquarters access policies, this meeting was held in a wholly electronic format and was open to the public on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube channel.

Because of these special circumstances, the items listed below were voted on circulation prior to the meeting. The FCC publicly releases 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.

  • Mandating STIR/SHAKEN to Combat Spoofed Robocalls
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would (1) adopt rules requiring originating and terminating voice service providers to implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework in the Internet Protocol portions of their networks; and (2) propose additional measures to combat illegal spoofing, including measures to implement portions of the TRACED Act. (WC Dockets Nos. 17-97, 20-67)
  • Amending Distributed Transmission System Rules to Facilitate Next Generation TV
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on whether to modify the Commission’s rules governing the use of distributed transmission systems by broadcast television stations. (MB Docket No. 20-74; GN Docket No. 16-142)
  • Defining Significantly Viewed Local TV Stations
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on whether to update the methodology for determining whether a television broadcast station is “significantly viewed” in a community outside of its local market. (MB Docket No. 20-73, 17-105)
  • Revising Program Carriage Rules and Part 76 Review Procedures
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on whether to modify the Commission’s rules governing the resolution of program carriage disputes between video programming vendors and multichannel video programming distributors. (MB Docket Nos. 20-70, 11-131, 17-105)
  • Detariffing Telephone Access Charges and Simplifying Consumer Bills
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to (1) eliminate ex ante pricing regulation and require detariffing of various end-user charges associated with interstate access service, and (2) prohibit carriers from separately listing these charges on customers’ telephone bills. (WC Docket No. 20-71)
  • Personnel Action #20-1
    The Commission considered a Personnel Action.
  • Personnel Action #20-2
    The Commission considered a Personnel Action.
  • Personnel Action #20-4
    The Commission considered a Personnel Action.
  • Personnel Action #20-5
    The Commission considered a Personnel Action.

Meeting Documents

FCC Mandates STIR/SHAKEN to Combat Spoofed Robocalls

FCC Seeks to Amend DTS Rules to Facilitate Next Generation TV

FCC Proposes Updating ‘Significantly Viewed’ Local TV Station Rules

FCC Seeks Comment on Program Carriage Dispute Resolution Rules

FCC Proposes Detariffing Access Charges & Simplifying Consumer Bills

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