Agenda for September 26 FCC Open Meeting

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its September 2019 Open Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC. The agenda includes five items:

The Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would allocate $950 million in fixed and mobile high-cost universal service support for the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund. It will help expand, improve, and harden communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (WC Docket Nos. 18-143, 10-90, 14-58)

Access Arbitrage – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Modification that would adopt reforms to eliminate wasteful access arbitrage schemes and promote the efficient use of the nation’s communications networks. (WC Docket No. 18-155)

3.5 GHz Auction Procedures – The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would seek comment on procedures to be used for Auction 105, the auction of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3550-3650 MHz band. (AU Docket 19-244)

Public Notice of the Filing of Broadcast Applications Rules – The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to modernize and simplify the written and on-air public notices broadcasters must provide upon the filing of certain applications. (MB Docket Nos. 17-264, 17-105, 05-6)

Updating and Streamlining Rules for the Direct Broadcast Satellite Service – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would align the Direct Broadcast Satellite licensing procedures with those of the geostationary orbit fixed-satellite service satellites. (IB Docket No. 06-160)

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