May 2021 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Online Only

The FCC is holding 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 is being held in a wholly electronic format and is open to the public on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page at 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 with the exception of items involving specific, enforcement-related matters including restricted proceedings and hearing designation orders. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

  • Reducing Interstate Rates and Charges for Incarcerated People
    The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Fifth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, among other actions, will lower interstate rates and charges for the vast majority of incarcerated people, limit international rates for the first time, and seek comment on further reforms to the Commission’s calling services rules, including for incarcerated people with disabilities. (WC Docket No. 12-375)
  • Strengthening Support for Video Relay Service
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order to set Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund compensation rates for video relay service (VRS). (CG Docket Nos. 03-123, 10-51)
  • Shortening STIR/SHAKEN Extension for Small Providers Likely to Originate Robocalls
    The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to fight illegal robocalls by proposing to accelerate the date by which small voice service providers that originate an especially large amount of call traffic must implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework. (WC Docket No. 17-97)
  • Section 214 Petition for Partial Reconsideration for Mixed USF Support Companies
    The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration to relieve certain affiliates of merging companies that receive model-based and rate-of-return universal service support from a “mixed support” merger condition cap. (WC Docket No. 20-389)
  • Enforcement Bureau Action
    The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
  • Enforcement Bureau Action
    The Commission will consider an enforcement action.

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