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July 2021 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 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.

  • Securing Communications Networks
    The Commission considered a Third Report and Order that would amend the rules for the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program consistent with modifications adopted by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The item would also clarify certain aspects of the Reimbursement Program. (WC Docket No. 18-89)
  • Enabling State-of-the-Art Radar Sensing Technologies in the 60 GHz Band
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing revisions to Section 15.255 of the rules governing short range radar operations in the 64-71 GHz frequency band. (ET Docket No. 21-264)
  • Updating Technical Rules for Radio Broadcasters*
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate or amend outmoded or unnecessary broadcast technical rules. (MB Docket No. 21-263)
  • Updating International Filing Requirements for the Digital Age
    The Commission considered an Order that would amend rules to require the remaining applications and reports to be filed electronically in the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) and eliminate duplicative paper filing requirements. (IB Docket No. 21-265)
  • Affirming Mobile Relay Fine
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order that affirms a fine against Mobile Relay Associates for monopolizing shared spectrum and interfering with other licensees.
  • Promoting Technological Solutions to Combat Contraband Wireless Device Use in Correctional Facilities*
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order taking steps to combat contraband wireless devices in correctional facilities and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on additional technological solutions to combat contraband device usage in correctional facilities. (GN Docket No. 13-111)

*NOTE: These items were adopted prior to the Open Meeting teleconference and thus deleted from the agenda of the meeting itself.

Meeting Documents

FCC Acts to Protect National Security in Communications Supply Chain

FCC Seeks to Enable State-of-the-Art Radar Sensors in 60 GHz Band

FCC Updates International Filing Requirements for the Digital Age

FCC Affirms Enforcement Bureau Fine Against Mobile Relay

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