December 2020 Open Commission Meeting

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

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. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

Drafts of items under consideration that involve specific national security or enforcement-related matters will not be publicly released.

  • Securing the Communications Supply Chain
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would require Eligible Telecommunications Carriers to remove equipment and services that pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of its people, would establish the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program, and would establish the procedures and criteria for publishing a list of covered communications equipment and services that must be removed. (WC Docket No. 18-89)
  • Affirming Designation of Huawei as National Security Threat
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would deny Huawei Technologies Co.’s application for review of a June 30, 2020 order designating the company, as well as its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, as posing a national security threat to the safety of communications networks and the communications supply chain. (PS Docket 19-351)
  • Launching Proceeding on Revoking China Telecom's Authorizations
    The Commission considered an Order Instituting Proceedings on Revocation and Termination and Memorandum Opinion and Order that would launch a proceeding to determine whether to end China Telecom (Americas) Corporation’s authority to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the United States under section 214 of the Communications Act. (GN Docket No. 20-109; ITC-214-20010613-00346; ITC-214-20020716-00371; ITC-T/C-20070725-00285)
  • Allowing Earlier Equipment Marketing and Importation Opportunities
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose updates to its marketing and importation rules to permit, prior to equipment authorization, conditional sales of radiofrequency devices to consumers under certain circumstances and importation of a limited number of radiofrequency devices for certain pre-sale activities. (ET Docket No. 20-382)
  • Promoting Broadcast Internet Innovation Through ATSC 3.0
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would modify and clarify existing rules to promote the deployment of Broadcast Internet services as part of the transition to ATSC 3.0. (MB Docket No. 20-145)

Meeting Documents

FCC Adopts Rules to Secure Communications Networks and Supply Chain

FCC Affirms Designation of Huawei as National Security Threat

FCC Launches Proceeding on Revoking China Telecom's Authorizations

FCC Proposes Rules to Expedite Release of New Devices and Technologies

FCC Updates Rules to Encourage Broadcast Internet Innovation

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