January 2022 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
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 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 under consideration that involve specific national security, enforcement, or other sensitive predecisional matters. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

  • Empowering Broadband Consumers Through Transparency
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to require that broadband internet access service providers display, at the point of sale, labels to disclose to consumers certain information about their prices, introductory rates, data allowances, broadband speeds, and management practices, among other things. (CG Docket No. 22-2)
  • Connecting Tribal Libraries
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would amend the definition of library in the Commission’s rules to clarify that Tribal libraries are eligible for support through the E-Rate Program. (CC Docket No. 02-6)
  • Updating Outmoded Political Programming and Record-Keeping Rules
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order to update outmoded political programming rules. (MB Docket No. 21-293)
  • Facilitating Better Use of ‘White Space’ Spectrum
    The Commission will consider a Second Order on Reconsideration and Order resolving pending issues associated with white space devices and the white spaces databases, enabling unlicensed white space devices to continue operating efficiently while protecting other spectrum users. (ET Docket Nos. 04-186, 14-165)
  • Updating Equipment Authorization Rules
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to update existing equipment authorization rules to reflect more recent versions of the technical standards that are incorporated by reference and incorporate by reference a new technical standard so that our equipment authorization system can continue to keep pace with technology developments. (ET Docket Nos. 21-363, 19-48)
  • Restricted Adjudicatory Matter
    The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter.
  • National Security Matter
    The Commission will consider a national security matter.
  • Enforcement Bureau Action
    The Commission will consider an enforcement action.

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