FCC includes lengthy consent agenda in next meeting

By on Dec, 5 2014 with Comments 0

FCCThe Federal Communication Commission will hold its final Open Meeting for 2014 Thursday 12/11/14, and among other things, it will discuss the incentive auction and a list of other items involving a number of broadcasters.

The spectrum auction item will include discussion of “…specific proposals on auction design issues such as determination of the initial clearing target, opening bid prices, and the final television channel assignment process.”

The consent agenda addresses stations with a wide variety of issues, including enforcement actions and appeals, new stations, CP applications and transfer applications.

Despite the disparity of issues, the consent agenda is to be lumped into a single agenda item.

Here, from the FCC, is the full agenda for the meeting which kicks off at 10:30 eastern.

WIRELINE COMPETITION
TITLE:  Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries (WC Docket No. 13-184); Connect America Fund  (WC Docket No. 10-90)
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration in WC Docket No. 13-84 and a Report and Order in WC Docket No. 10-90 to close the school and library connectivity gap by adjusting program rules and support levels in order to meet long-term program goals for high-speed connectivity to and within all eligible schools and libraries.

WIRELINE COMPETITION
TITLE:  Connect America Fund  (WC Docket No. 10-90); ETC Annual Reports and Certifications (WC Docket No. 14-58); Petition of USTelecom for Forbearance Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 160(c) from Obsolete ILEC Regulatory Obligations that Inhibit Deployment of Next-Generation Networks (WC Docket No. 14-192)
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order finalizing decisions necessary to proceed to Phase II of the Connect America Fund?.

WIRELESS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS
TITLE:  Broadcast Incentive Auction Public Notice Auction 1000, 1001 and 1222 (GN Docket No. 12-268)
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Public Notice that asks for comment on the detailed procedures necessary to carry out the Broadcast Incentive Auction. The Public Notice includes specific proposals on auction design issues such as determination of the initial clearing target, opening bid prices, and the final television channel assignment process

CONSENT AGENDA
ENFORCEMENT
TITLE:  AERCO Broadcasting Corporation, Licensee of Station WSJU-TV, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by AERCO Broadcasting Corporation seeking review of a Forfeiture Order issued by the Enforcement Bureau.

MEDIA
TITLE: Educational Media Foundation, Application for a Construction Permit for a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility, Station W267AT, Sherburne, New York, MO&O, CLAS 140194.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Educational Media Foundation seeking review of an application dismissal by the Media Bureau

MEDIA
TITLE:  Silver Fish Broadcasting, Inc., License Status of Silent Station DWTTT(FM), Stratford, NH.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Silver Fish Broadcasting, Inc. seeking review of a Media Bureau decision

MEDIA
TITLE:  JNE Investments, Inc., Application for New AM Station at Bethel, MN and Langer Broadcasting Group, LLC, Application for New AM Station at Chanhassen, MN.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by JNE Investments, Inc. seeking review of a decision by the Media Bureau.

MEDIA
TITLE: Application of Radio One Licenses, LLC for a License to Cover the Modified Facilities of WOLB(AM), Baltimore, Maryland and Application of WIOO Radio, Inc. for a Minor Change to the Licensed Facilities of WIOO(AM), Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning two Applications for Review filed by Radio One Licenses seeking review of decisions by the Media Bureau.

MEDIA
TITLE: Estate of Linda Ware, Cynthia Ramage, Executor, Application to Assign the License of Broadcast Station KZPO(FM), Lindsay, California, Estate of H.L. Charles, Robert Willing, Executor, Application to Assign the Construction Permit of Broadcast Station KZPE(FM), Ford City, California, William L. Zawila, Application to Assign the Construction Permit of Broadcast Station KNGS(FM), Coalinga, California.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review jointly filed by jointly by the Estate of Linda Ware, Cynthia Ramage, Executor; the Estate of H.L. Charles, Robert Willing, Executor and William L. Zawila seeking review of assignment application dismissals by the Media Bureau.

MEDIA
TITLE:  People of Progress, Inc. Application for a New LPFM Station at Redding, California.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by People of Progress, Inc. seeking review of an application dismissal by the Media Bureau.

MEDIA
TITLE:  Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, Application for Construction Permit for a New Noncommercial Educational FM Radio Station, Scarborough, Maine; New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc., Application for Construction Permit for a New Noncommercial Educational FM Radio Station, Holderness, New Hampshire; University of Massachusetts, Application for Construction Permit for a New Noncommercial Educational FM Radio Station, Gloucester, Massachusetts and Plus Charities, Application for Construction Permit for a New Noncommercial Educational FM Radio Station, Coggon, Iowa.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning four Applications for Review seeking review of Media Bureau decisions dismissing applications for new noncommercial educational FM radio stations.

MEDIA
TITLE:  Channel 23 Limited Partnership, Applications for a Minor Change in Facilities and a License to Cover Construction Permit for Class A Television Broadcast Station WWME-CA, Chicago, Illinois.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review jointly filed by KM LPTV of Chicago-13, L.L.C. and KM LPTV of Chicago-28, L.L.C. seeking review of a Media Bureau decision.

MEDIA
TITLE: Gray Television Licensee, LLC, Licensee of Station WAHU-CD.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order and Adopting Order concerning a renewal and consent decree between the Media Bureau and Gray Television.

MEDIA
TITLE:  Christopher Falletti, Application for Construction Permit for New FM Station Medina, North Dakota.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Two Rivers Broadcasting, Inc. seeking review of a Media Bureau decision.

MEDIA
TITLE:  Anniston Seventh-Day Adventist Church For a New Noncommercial Educational FM Station at Anniston, Alabama and Board of Trustees of Jacksonville State University For a New Noncommercial Educational FM Station at Anniston, Alabama.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville State University seeking review of a Media Bureau decision.

MEDIA
TITLE:  Airen Broadcasting Company for a Minor Change to KZCC(FM), McCloud, California, The State or Oregon Acting By and Through the State Board of Higher Education on Behalf of Southern Oregon University for a Minor Change to KNHT(FM), Rio Dell, California.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by the State of Oregon seeking review of a Media Bureau decision.

MEDIA
TITLE: Aerco Broadcasting Corporation, Licensee of Station WSJU-TV, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Aerco Broadcasting Corporation seeking review of a Forfeiture Order issued by the Media Bureau’s Video Division.

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