February 2021 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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.

  • Presentation on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
    The Commission heard a presentation on the creation of an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Congress charged the FCC with developing a new $3.2 billion program to help Americans who are struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.
  • Presentation on COVID-19 Telehealth Program
    The Commission heard a presentation about the next steps for the agency’s COVID-19 Telehealth program. Congress recently provided an additional $249.95 million to support the FCC’s efforts to expand connected care throughout the country and help more patients receive health care safely.
  • Presentation on Improving Broadband Mapping Data
    The Commission heard a presentation on the work the agency is doing to improve its broadband maps. Congress directly appropriated $65 million to help the agency develop better data for improved maps.
  • Addressing 911 Fee Diversion
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would implement section 902 of the Don't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020, which requires the Commission to take action to help address the diversion of 911 fees by states and other jurisdictions for purposes unrelated to 911. (PS Docket Nos. 20-291, 09-14)
  • Implementing the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act
    The Commission considered a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to modify FCC rules consistent with changes that were made to the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. (WC Docket No. 18-89)

Meeting Documents

FCC Reviews Emergency Broadband, Telehealth, & Broadband Data Progress

FCC Proposes Rules to Address 911 Fee Diversion

FCC Seeks Comment on Modifying Supply Chain Rules

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