November 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 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.

  • Enabling Text-to-988
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order that would require covered text providers to support text messaging to 988 by routing certain text messages sent to 988 to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by July 16, 2022. (WC Docket No. 18-336)
  • Enhanced Competition Incentive Program for Wireless Radio Services
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing an Enhanced Competition Incentive Program (ECIP) and other rule changes intended to promote competition, access to spectrum by small carriers and Tribal Nations, and expanded rural wireless coverage. (WT Docket No. 19-38)
  • Updating FM Radio Directional Antenna Verification*
    The Commission considered an Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to allow applicants proposing directional FM antennas the option of verifying the directional antenna pattern through computer modeling. (MB Docket No. 21-422)
  • Kinéis Low-Earth Orbit Satellites Market Access
    The Commission considered an Order and Declaratory Ruling on Kinéis’ petition to access the U.S. market using a low-earth orbit satellite system to provide connectivity for Internet of Things devices, as well as enhancements to maritime domain awareness through monitoring of maritime communications. (IBFS File No. SAT-PDR-20191011-00113)

*NOTE: This item was adopted prior to the Open Meeting teleconference and thus deleted from the agenda of the meeting itself.

Meeting Documents

FCC Approves Text-to-988 Access to Suicide Prevention Lifeline

FCC Proposes Enhanced Competition Incentive Program

FCC Grants Market Access for Kinéis Low-Earth Orbit Satellites

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