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May 2020 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

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/livewww.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.

  • Transitioning the 900 MHz Band to Enable Broadband Deployment
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would realign the 900 MHz band to create a new six megahertz broadband segment to support the growing technological needs of our nation’s industries, while reserving the remaining four megahertz of the band for narrowband operations. (WT Docket No. 17-200)
  • Facilitating Deployment of Satellite Earth Stations in Motion
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order and Report and Order that addresses rules to facilitate the deployment of geostationary-satellite orbit and non-geostationary-orbit fixed-satellite service earth stations that operate while in motion. (IB Docket Nos. 17-95, 18-315)
  • Revising Broadcaster Rules on Public Notice of Filing Applications
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would modernize and simplify the written and on-air public notices broadcasters must provide upon the filing of certain applications. (MB Docket Nos. 17-264, 17-105, 05-6)
  • Modernizing Regulatory Fee Rules to Level the Playing Field, Initiating FY20 Process
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Report and Order would level the playing field between domestic and foreign licensed space stations by assessing a regulatory fee on non-U.S. licensed space stations with United States market access. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiates the Commission’s annual regulatory fee proceeding. (MD Docket Nos. 20-105, 19-105)

Meeting Documents

FCC Enables Broadband Deployment in the 900 MHz Band

FCC Facilitates Deployment of Satellite Earth Stations in Motion

FCC Modernizes Broadcaster Application Public Notice Rules

FCC Makes Regulatory Fee Rules Fairer and Initiates FY2020 Process

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