February 2023 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Commission Meeting Room, FCC Headquarters, 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

Public Drafts of Meeting Items – The FCC publicly released the draft text of each item expected to be considered at this Open Commission Meeting with the exception of items involving specific, enforcement-related matters including restricted proceedings and hearing designation orders. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

  • Helping Domestic Violence Survivors Access Safe and Affordable Connectivity
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would begin the Commission’s required implementation of the Safe Connections Act of 2022. The proposal seeks to help survivors of domestic violence and similar crimes separate lines from shared mobile accounts that include their abusers, protect the privacy of calls made by survivors to domestic abuse hotlines, and support survivors who face financial hardship through the Commission’s affordability programs. (WC Docket Nos. 22-238, 11-42, 21-450)
  • Connecting Tribal Communities to Broadband
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would seek comments on improvements to the E-Rate program that would increase access for Tribal applicants generally as well as within the Tribal Libraries E-Rate Pilot Program. (CC Docket Nos. 02-6, 96-45, 97-21)
  • Expiration of South Lake Tahoe Stations*
    The Commission adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order that denies review of a Media Bureau decision that the licenses of an AM station and FM translator expired as a matter of law following extended silence and/or operation from an unauthorized location.

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

Meeting Documents

FCC Looks to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Access Connectivity

FCC Encourages Greater Tribal Participation in E-Rate Program

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