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Aug
05
2021

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

  • Establishing Two New Innovation Zones
    The Commission considered a Public Notice that would create two new Innovation Zones for Program Experimental Licenses and the expansion of an existing Innovation Zone. (ET Docket No. 19-257)
  • Numbering Policies for Modern Communications
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the Commission’s rules regarding direct access to numbers by interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers to safeguard the nation’s finite numbering resources, curb illegal robocalls, protect national security, and further promote public safety. (WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 07-243, 20-67; IB Docket No. 16-155)
  • Appeals of the STIR/SHAKEN Governance Authority Token Revocation Decisions
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would establish a process for the Commission to review decisions of the private STIR/SHAKEN Governance Authority that would have the effect of placing voice service providers out of compliance with the Commission’s STIR/SHAKEN implementation rules. (WC Docket Nos. 17-97, 21-291)
  • Modernizing Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Compensation
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on TRS Fund compensation methodology for IP Relay service. (CG Docket No. 03-123; RM-11820)
  • Updating Outmoded Political Programming and Record-Keeping Rules*
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update outmoded political programming rules. (MB Docket No. 21-293)
  • Review of the Commission’s Part 95 Personal Radio Services Rules*
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration that would grant three petitions for reconsideration of the Commission’s May 2017 Part 95 Personal Radio Services Rules Report and Order. (WT Docket No. 10-119)

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

Meeting Documents

FCC Established Two New Innovation Zones in Boston and Raleigh

FCC Updates Numbering Rules to Fight Robocalls & Promote Public Safety

FCC Establishes STIR/SHAKEN Token Revocation Appeals Process

FCC Seeks to Modernize Telecommunications Relay Service Compensation

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