A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information (202) 418-0500
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
July 27, 2012
FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below
on Friday, August 3, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-
C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
Cable Television Technical and
The Commission will consider a
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to
modernize our cable television rules to facilitate
the cable industry’s widespread transition from
analog to digital transmission systems.
Amendment of Part 101 of the
Commission’s Rules to Facilitate the Use of
Microwave for Wireless Backhaul and Other Uses
and to Provide Additional Flexibility to Broadcast
Auxiliary Service and Operational Fixed
Microwave Licensees (WT Docket No. 10-153);
Petition for Rulemaking filed by Fixed Wireless
Communications Coalition to Amend Part 101 of
the Commission’s Rules to Authorize 60 and 80
MHz Channels in Certain Bands for Broadband
The Commission will consider a
Second Report and Order, Second Further Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking, Second Notice of
Inquiry, Order on Reconsideration, and
*The summaries listed in this notice are intended for the use of the
public attending open Commission meetings. Information not summarized
may also be considered at such meetings. Consequently these summaries
should not be interpreted to limit the Commission's authority to
consider any relevant information.
Memorandum Opinion and Order that seeks to
remove regulatory barriers to make better use of
Fixed Service (FS) spectrum and provide
additional flexibility to enable FS licensees to
reduce operational costs and facilitate the use of
wireless backhaul in rural areas.
The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign
language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site.
Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. In your
request, include a description of the accommodation you will need and a way we can contact you
if we need more information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-
418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Meribeth McCarrick,
Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322. Audio/Video coverage of the
meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page
For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason University's Capitol Connection.
The Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these
services call (703) 993-3100 or go to www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu
Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC's duplicating
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 488-5300; Fax (202) 488-5563; TTY (202) 488-
5562. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type;
digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be reached by e-mail at FCC@BCPIWEB.com