July 2023 Open Commission Meeting
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.
- Ensuring the Reliability and Resiliency of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The Commission considered a Report and Order to ensure that when there is a communications service outage that potentially affects people’s ability to reach the 988 Lifeline, the Commission and those who provide life-saving 988 crisis intervention services receive timely and actionable information. (PS Docket Nos. 23-5, 15-80; WC Docket No. 18-336)
- Enhancing Support for Connectivity in Tribal
The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would adopt rules to enhance Tribal communities’ access to the E-Rate program by streamlining certain program rules, making Tribal college and university libraries eligible for E-Rate support, and reducing administrative burdens in the program. The Commission will also seek comment on ways to further improve and simplify program rules for all E-Rate applicants. (CC Docket Nos. 02-6, 96-45, 97-21)
- Preserving Local Radio Programming
The Commission considered a Report and Order allowing a limited group of existing channel 6 low power television stations to continue to provide analog FM radio service as an ancillary or supplementary service under specified rules. (MB Docket No. 03-185)
- Enforcement Action on Regulatory Fee Reports*
The Commission adopted a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Enhanced Communications for failing to submit the required documentation requested by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and filing inaccurate reports, which are required to maintain the Universal Service Fund (USF), Telecommunications Relay Service Fund, Local Number Portability, North American Number Plan, and FCC regulatory fee programs.
*NOTE: This item was adopted prior to the Open Meeting teleconference and thus deleted from the agenda of the meeting itself.
FCC Adopts Rules to Promote Reliable Access to the 988 Lifeline
FCC Bolsters Tribal Libraries Access to E-Rate Program Funding
FCC Preserves Local Radio Programming From Channel 6 LPTV Stations
- Tentative Agenda
- Circulation Documents: