FCC confirms January Open Meeting agenda


FCCThe order of business at the 1/31/13 FCC Open Meeting will be as advertised, or in other words, of little or no interest to broadcasters. Both of the items on the menu have to do with health care issues.

The meeting will be called into session at 10:30 that Thursday morning.

From the FCC, here’s what’s on the table:

TITLE:  Promoting Expanded Opportunities for Radio Experimentation and Market Trials under Part 5 of the Commission’s Rules and Streamlining Other Related Rules (ET Docket No. 10-236); 2006 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations – Part 2 Administered by the Office of Engineering and Technology (ET Docket No. 06-155)
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order to revise and streamline its rules to modernize the Experimental Radio Service by creating a more flexible environment to accelerate innovation and promote the introduction of new products, including medical devices, to the marketplace.

TITLE:  Expanding Broadband Access and Spectrum Availability for Healthcare
SUMMARY: The Commission will hear a presentation on the agency’s ongoing work to expand broadband access and spectrum availability for health care uses.