FCC Announces December Open Meeting Agenda

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The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) will hold its December Open Meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:30 am. The agenda includes the following items:

US Telecom Petition for Forbearance: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing a petition from USTelecom that seeks forbearance from various categories of statutory and Commission requirements applicable to incumbent local exchange carriers.

Low Power Television and Television Translator Stations: The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order that extends the deadline for LPTV and TV Translator Stations to Transition to Digital and adopts measures to mitigate the impact of incentive auction displacement. The Fourth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on channel sharing issues between certain stations.

Part 25 Rules for Space Stations and Earth Stations: The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order that streamlines, eliminates or updates numerous provisions of Part 25 of the Commission’s rules governing licensing and operation of space stations and earth stations for the provision of satellite communication services.

World Radio Conference Presentation: The Commission will hear a presentation on the outcomes of the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radio Conference that took place in November 2015.

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