FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April 2019 Open Meeting

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The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its April 2019 Open Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC.

5G Incentive Auction Public Notice – The Commission will consider a Public Notice seeking comment on procedures for the incentive auction of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Licenses in the Upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz Bands (Auction 103) for Next Generation Wireless Services. (AU Docket 19-59)

37 GHz & 50 GHz Spectrum Band Rules – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would allow Fixed-Satellite Service earth stations to be individually licensed to transmit in the 50 GHz band and would establish a process for the Department of Defense to operate on a shared basis in the Upper 37 GHz band in limited circumstances. (GN Docket No. 14-177)

Fixed Wireless Infrastructure Rules – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to modernize the Commission’s rule for over-the-air-reception devices (OTARD) to facilitate the deployment of modern fixed wireless infrastructure. (WT Docket No. 19-71)

Channel Lineup Requirements – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would eliminate the requirement that cable operators maintain a channel lineup at their local office and would eliminate the requirement that certain cable operators make their channel lineup available via their online public inspection file. (MB Docket Nos. 18-92, 17-105)

USTelecom Partial Forbearance – The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would grant forbearance to Bell Operating Companies and independent incumbent carriers from certain unnecessary and outdated structural and nondiscrimination requirements. (WC Docket No. 18-141)

Rural Phone Rates – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would eliminate the high-cost program’s rate floor rule and end the federal mandate that raises the telephone rates paid by many rural Americans. (WC Docket No. 10-90)

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