FCC Solidifies July Open Meeting Agenda


The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, July 12.

The July open meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.







TITLE:  Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band (GN Docket No. 18-122); Expanding Flexible Use in Mid-Band Spectrum Between 3.7 and 24 GHz (GN Docket No. 17-183); Petition for Rulemaking to Amend and Modernize Parts 25 and 101 of the Commission’s Rules to Authorize and Facilitate the Deployment of Licensed Point-to-Multipoint Fixed Wireless Broadband Service in the 3.7-4.2 GHz Band (RM-11791); Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition, Inc., Request for Modified Coordination Procedures in Band Shared Between the Fixed Service and the Fixed Satellite Service (RM-11778)

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would continue the Commission’s efforts to make mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band available for expanded flexible use, primarily by seeking comment on mechanisms for clearing for mobile use and whether to allow point-to-multipoint use on a shared basis in portions of the band. To inform the Commission’s decision-making on the future of the band, it would also collect information about FSS earth stations and space stations to provide a clear understanding of the operations of current users.


2 WIRELESS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS TITLE:  Amendment of Parts 1 and 22 of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to the Cellular Service, Including Changes in Licensing of Unserved Area (WT Docket No. 12-40); Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Relocation of Part 24 to Part 27; Interim Restrictions and Procedures for Cellular Service Applications (RM-11510); Amendment of Parts 0, 1, and 22 of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Frequency Coordination for the Cellular Service; Amendment of Part 22 of theCommission’s Rules Regarding Certain Administrative and Filing Requirements; Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Governing Radiated Power Limits for the Cellular Service (RM-11660); Amendment of Parts 1, 22, 24, 27, 74, 80, 90, 95, and 101 to Establish Uniform License Renewal, Discontinuance of Operation, and Geographic Partitioning and Spectrum Disaggregation Rules and Policies for Certain Wireless Radio Services (WT Docket No. 10-112); 2016 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations (WT Docket No. 16-138)

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order eliminating unnecessary rules that apply to cellular service and other licensees.


3 MEDIA TITLE:  Children’s Television Programming Rules (MB Docket No. 18-202); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105)

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed revisions to the children’s television programming rules to provide broadcasters greater flexibility in meeting their children’s programming obligations.


4 PUBLIC SAFETEY & HOMELAND SECURITY TITLE:  Amendment of Part 11 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding the Emergency Alert System (PS Docket No. 15-94); Wireless Emergency Alerts (PS Docket No. 15-91)

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve emergency alerting, including facilitating more effective EAS tests and preventing false alerts.


5 WIRELINE COMPETITION TITLE:  Nationwide Number Portability (WC Docket No. 17-244); Numbering Policies for Modern Communications (WC Docket No. 13-97)

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order that forbears from legacy requirements and amends rules to facilitate the move toward complete nationwide number portability to promote competition between all service providers and increase network routing efficiencies.

6 ENFORCEMENT TITLE:  Amendment of Procedural Rules Governing Formal Complaint Proceedings Delegated to the Enforcement Bureau (EB Docket No. 17-245)

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order that consolidates and streamlines the rules governing formal complaint proceedings delegated to the Enforcement Bureau.