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July 2020 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Online Only

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.

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.

  • Designating 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would designate 988 as the 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to aid rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health support services. (WC Docket No. 18-336)
  • Call Blocking Rules
    The Commission considered a Third Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would continue the Commission’s work to combat unwanted and illegal calls and implement portions of the TRACED Act. (CG Docket No. 17-59)
  • Secure Networks Act Implementation
    The Commission considered a Declaratory Ruling and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would integrate provisions of the recently enacted Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 into its existing supply chain rulemaking proceeding. (WC Docket No. 18-89)
  • Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements
    The Commission considered a Sixth Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration that would further its effort to improve vertical (or Z-Axis) location accuracy for wireless 911 calls, which will help first responders quickly locate people calling for help from multi-story buildings. (PS Docket No. 07-114)
  • Modernizing Priority Services Rules
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline and update its rules to ensure that priority service programs operate effectively for emergency workers as technology evolves. (PS Docket No. 20-187)
  • Leased Commercial Access
    The Commission considered a Second Report that would modernize the leased access rate formula by adopting a tier-based calculation. (MB Docket Nos. 07-42, 17-105)
  • Improving Broadband Data and Maps
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would establish requirements to ensure that the Commission collects accurate and granular data on the availability of broadband service through the Digital Opportunity Data Collection, and would seek comment on additional measures to implement the requirements of the Broadband DATA Act. (WC Docket No. 19-195)

Meeting Documents

FCC Designates 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

FCC Encourages Blocking of Illegal and Unwanted Robocalls

FCC Implements the Secure Networks Act

FCC Helps First Responders Find 911 Callers in Multi-Story Buildings

FCC Proposes to Modernize Priority Services Rules

FCC Simplifies Leased Commercial Access Rate Formula

FCC Improves Broadband Data and Maps to Bridge the Digital Divide

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