The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) has published the tentative agenda for its January 2022 Open Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for January 27, at 10:30 a.m. EDT and will be livestreamed at www.fcc.gov/live and available on the FCC’s YouTube channel. The agenda includes the following items:
Empowering Broadband Consumers Through Transparency (CG Docket No. 22-2) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to require that broadband internet access service providers display, at the point of sale, labels to disclose to consumers certain information about their prices, introductory rates, data allowances, broadband speeds, and management practices, among other things.
Connecting Tribal Libraries (CC Docket No. 02-6) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would amend the definition of library in the Commission’s rules to clarify that Tribal libraries are eligible for support through the E-Rate Program.
Updating Outmoded Political Programming and Record-Keeping Rules (MB Docket No. 21-293) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order to update outmoded political programming rules.
Facilitating Better Use of ‘White Space’ Spectrum (ET Docket Nos. 04-186, 14-165) – The Commission will consider a Second Order on Reconsideration and Order resolving pending issues associated with white space devices and the white space databases, enabling unlicensed white space devices to continue operating efficiently while protecting other spectrum users.
Updating Equipment Authorization Rules (ET Docket Nos. 21-363, 19-48) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to update existing equipment authorization rules to reflect more recent versions of the technical standards that are incorporated by reference and incorporate by reference a new technical standard so that our equipment authorization system can continue to keep pace with technology developments.
The Commission will also consider a restricted adjudicatory matter, a national security matter, and an enforcement action.