The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) has published the tentative agenda for its July 2022 Open Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for August 5, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. It will be livestreamed at www.fcc.gov/live and available on the FCC’s YouTube channel. The agenda includes the following items:
Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program (WC Docket No. 21-450) – The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order which would establish the Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program to provide eligible governmental and non-governmental entities funding to conduct outreach to increase awareness of and encourage participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) among eligible low-income households.
‘Your Home, Your Internet’ Pilot Program (WC Docket No. 21-450) – The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order which would establish the one-year Your Home, Your Internet Pilot Program with the goal of increasing awareness of the ACP among recipients of federal housing assistance and facilitating enrollment in the ACP by providing targeted assistance with the ACP application.
Space Innovation; Facilitating Capabilities for In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (IB Docket Nos. 22-271, 22-272) — The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) that would examine opportunities and challenges of in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing – or “ISAM” – that can support sustained economic activity in space. This NOI would develop an up-to-date record on current ISAM activities and seek input on steps the Commission might take to facilitate ISAM missions, including through updates to Commission rules and processes.
Freeing Up 17 GHz Spectrum to Support Satellite Broadband Service (IB Docket Nos. 20-330, 22-273) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt a co-primary allocation for a geostationary satellite orbit (GSO) fixed-satellite service (FSS) operations in the space-to-Earth (downlink) direction in the 17.3-17.8 GHz band, while protecting incumbent services, and inquire into whether the Commission should expand this FSS allocation in the 17.3-17.8 GHz band to include non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) FSS operations also in the downlink direction.
The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter.
The Commission will also consider an enforcement action.