October 2021 Open Commission Meeting
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 released the draft text of each item expected to be considered at this Open Commission Meeting. Drafts of items under consideration that involve specific national security, enforcement, or other sensitive predecisional information will not be publicly released or will be redacted to protect non-public information until after a vote by the Commission. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.
- China Telecom Order on Revocation and Termination
The Commission considered an Order on Revocation and Termination on China Telecom (Americas) Corporation’s ability to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the United States. The Order directs China Telecom Americas to discontinue any domestic or international services that it provides pursuant to its section 214 authority within sixty days following the release of the order. (GN Docket No. 20-109; ITC-214-20010613-00346; ITC-214-20020716-00371; ITC-T/C-20070725-00285)
- Updating Digital Television Table of Allotments*
The Commission considered an Order that will update the digital television Table of Allotments, and delete or revise rules rendered obsolete by the broadcast incentive auction and the digital television transition. (GN Docket No. 12-268)
- Selecting Third Round of Applicants for Connected Care Pilot Program
The Commission considered a Public Notice announcing the third round of selections for the Commission’s Connected Care Pilot Program to provide Universal Service Fund support for health care providers making connected care services available directly to patients. (WC Docket No. 18-213)
- Disaster Communications Field Hearing
The Commission conducted a virtual field hearing on communications recovery and resiliency during disasters. The Commission heard testimony about communications issues during and following Hurricane Ida and other recent disasters.
*NOTE: This item was adopted prior to the Open Meeting teleconference and thus deleted from the agenda of the meeting itself.
FCC Revokes China Telecom America’s Telecom Services Authority
FCC Announces 36 Newly Approved Connected Care Pilot Program Projects
Disaster Communications Field Hearing
- Deletion Notice
- Tentative Agenda
- Circulation Documents:
Field Hearing Materials
- Agenda, Panelist Biographies, and Statements
- FCC Sets Agenda of Virtual Field Hearing on Disaster Communications