Wheeler sets out October agenda

By on Sep, 27 2014 with Comments 0

FCCWe haven’t even held the September meeting yet, but FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has already provided early bird notice on what the FCC will be doing at its October Open Meeting. LPTV is on the list, along with other broadcast and wireless issues.

The October meeting is scheduled for 10/17/14 at 10:30AM. The normal sunshine notice window first set by former Chairman Kevin Martin was three weeks, so the lateness of the September meeting compared to the mid-month date for October explains the overlap.

Here, from the FCC, is what’s on the October menu:

Spectrum Frontiers NOI: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry to explore innovative developments in the use of spectrum above 24 GHz for mobile wireless services, and how the Commission can facilitate the development and deployment of those technologies.

Wireless Infrastructure Report and Order: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that takes critical steps to promote the deployment of wireless infrastructure necessary to provide the public with ubiquitous, advanced wireless broadband services.

Aggregate Interference and Inter-Service Interference Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: The Commission will consider a proceeding to address aggregate broadcaster-to-broadcaster interference and the methodology for predicting interference between broadcast and wireless operations in the same or adjacent channels in nearby markets during and following the Incentive Auction.

Digital Low Power Television Third NPRM and Suspension Public Notice: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding measures to facilitate the final conversion of low power TV and TV translator stations to digital service, and mitigating the potential impact of the incentive auction and the repacking process. The Commission will also consider a concurrent Public Notice suspending expiration dates and construction deadlines for all outstanding unexpired construction permits for new digital low power television and TV translator stations.

911 Outage Presentation: The Commission will hear a presentation regarding an inquiry into a major 911service outage that affected seven states in April 2014. The presentation will include findings from a report on the causes and effects of the outage as well as recommendations on actions the industry, the Commission and state governments can take to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of 911 services as the nation transitions to Next Generation 911.

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