FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April 2018 Open Meeting

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The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its next Open Meeting, scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 27, 2018.

Protecting National Security Through FCC Programs – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ensure that universal service support is not used to purchase equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain.

Spectrum Frontiers Auctions Public Notice – The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would seek comment on the procedures for the auctions of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service licenses in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz bands.

Streamlining Licensing Procedures for Small Satellites –The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes a new, alternative application process designed for a class of satellites referred to as “small satellites.”

Rural Call Completion – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will adopt new measures, and seek comment on others, to better tackle the problem of call completion and ensure that calls are completed to all Americans—including those in rural America.

Business Data Services for Model-Based Rate-of-Return Carriers – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enable model-based rate-of-return carriers to elect incentive regulation for their lower-speed business data services offerings, and to remove ex ante pricing regulation for packet-based and higher-speed circuit-based offerings.

Cable Channel Lineup Requirements – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to eliminate the requirement that cable operators maintain a channel lineup at their local office and seeking comment on eliminating the requirement that certain cable operators make their channel lineup available via their online public inspection file.

Rules Governing Ancillary/Supplementary Services – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would revise Section 73.624(g) of its rules to reduce broadcaster reporting obligations relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services.

Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC.

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