FCC Releases Agenda for January Open Meeting
The Commission has released the following agenda for the January Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:30 am:
Hawaii False Emergency Alert: The Commission will receive a preliminary report from the Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau on its investigation into the false emergency alert that occurred in Hawaii on January 13, 2018. This item has been added to the agenda since the release of the Tentative Agenda.
Wireless Emergency Alerts: The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration to enhance the effectiveness of Wireless Emergency Alerts, including improving the geographic accuracy of these alerts. (PS Docket Nos. 15-91; 15-94). FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Connect America Fund Phase II Reconsideration Order: The Commission will consider an Order and Order on Reconsideration addressing the remaining issues raised by parties challenging the Commission’s orders implementing the Connect America Phase II auction (Auction 903), in which service providers will compete to receive support of up to $1.98 billion to offer voice and broadband service in unserved high-cost areas. (WC Docket Nos. 10-90; 14-58; 14-259; AU Docket No. 17-182). FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Connect America Fund Phase II Auction: The Commission will consider a Public Notice establishing procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which will award to $1.98 billion over 10 years to service providers that commit to offer voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas. (AU Docket No. 17-182; WC Docket No. 10-90). FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Establishment of the Office of Economics and Analytics: The Commission will consider an Order to establish an Office of Economics and Analytics. (MD Docket No. 18-3). FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Paper Filing of Contracts: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to eliminate the requirement that broadcast licensees and permittees routinely submit paper copies of contracts and other documents to the FCC as specified in Section 73.3613 of the Commission’s rules. (MB Docket Nos. 18-4; 17-105). FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
Obsolete Media Rules: The Commission will consider an Order deleting rules made obsolete by the Digital TV transition. (MB Docket No. 17-105). FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT
The Commission will also consider an enforcement action. The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/general/live.
As previously circulated, Chairman Pai also released a blog post discussing the upcoming agenda.
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