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May 2023 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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 is publicly releasing 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.

  • Amendment of Section 15.255 of the Commission’s Rules
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would provide new opportunities for unlicensed field disturbance sensor devices, such as radars, to operate in the 57-71 GHz band (60 GHz band) and foster innovative products and services while ensuring coexistence with other unlicensed technologies and Federal incumbents in the band. (ET Docket No. 21-264)
  • Expanding Flexible Use of the 12.2-12.7 GHz Band; Expanding Use of the 12.7-13.25 GHz Band for Mobile Broadband or Other Expanded Use
    The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would ensure that current and future satellite services are preserved and protected in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (12.2 GHz) band by declining to authorize mobile operations in the band, while further investigating the potential to expand fixed use or permit unlicensed use. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order would continue development of a pipeline of mid-band spectrum by proposing to authorize the 12.7-13.25 GHz (12.7 GHz band) for mobile broadband and other expanded uses. (WT Docket No. 20-443, GN Docket No. 22-352)
  • Expanding Call Blocking Requirements
    The Commission considered an Order, Further Notice, and Notice of Inquiry that would expand our call blocking requirements to ensure even greater protections for consumers. The item would enlist service providers in the fight against unwanted robocalls by extending our 24-hour traceback requirement to cover all voice service providers in the call path, enhancing existing requirements to effectively mitigate illegal traffic upon Commission notification and expanding our know-your-upstream-provider requirements to all voice service providers. The item would also seek comment on several other options to further enhance consumer protections, including a proposal to require terminating providers to offer analytics-based call blocking. (CG Docket No. 17-59, WC Docket No. 17-97)
  • Restricted Adjudicatory Matter*
    The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would grant an Application for Review and reinstate the license of FM translator station DW253AF, in Bennington, Vermont.

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


Meeting Documents

FCC Empowers Short-Range Radars in the 60 GHz Band

FCC Moves Forward on 12 GHz Proceeding

FCC Further Expands Its Robocall Blocking Rules

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