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January 2022 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 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 considered 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 considered 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 considered a Report and Order to update outmoded political programming rules. (MB Docket No. 21-293)
  • Facilitating Better Use of ‘White Space’ Spectrum*
    The Commission considered 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 considered 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)
  • Broadcasting Adjudication*
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order denying an application for review filed by Prescott Valley Broadcasting and upholding the Media Bureau decision not to require use of escrow account for involuntary channel change
  • Revoking China Unicom Americas Section 214 Authority
    The Commission adopted an Order on Revocation to direct China Unicom (Americas) Operations Limited 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. 20-110, ITC-214-20020728-00361, ITC-214-20020724-00427)
  • Upholding a Fine for Use of Signal Jammer
    The Commission adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would uphold a fine for use of a signal jammer by Ravi’s Import Warehouse in Dallas, Texas. Federal law prohibits the operation of signal jammers in the United States.

*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 Empower Broadband Consumers Through Transparency

FCC Connecting Tribal Libraries Through the E-Rate Program

FCC Revokes China Unicom Americas’ Telecom Services Authority

FCC Upholds Fine for Jammer Used to Block Workers’ Phone Use

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