FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for February 2019 Open Meeting

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The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its February Open Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EST. The items tentatively scheduled for the February Open Meeting were originally circulated for the January 2019 Open Meeting, but were withdrawn due to the lapse of federal agency appropriations. The FCC’s January 2019 Open Meeting will still take place on Thursday, January 30, 2019, but according to a press release by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, will consist of announcements only. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC.

Transitioning to CAF Phase II Auction Support in Price Cap Areas

The Commission will consider a Report and Order establishing a schedule to end Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase I support in price cap areas where winning bidders in the CAF Phase II auction will begin receiving Phase II support and in areas that were not eligible for the auction, while providing interim support in areas that did not receive any bids. (WT Docket No. 10-90)

Licensing Noncommercial Educational Broadcast and Low Power FM Stations

The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes revisions to the Commission’s NCE and LPFM comparative processing and licensing rules. (MB Docket No. 19-3)

Elimination of Form 397

The Commission will consider a Report and Order eliminating the requirement in Section 73.2080(f)(2) of the Commission’s rules that certain broadcast television and radio stations file the Broadcast Mid-Term Report (Form 397). (MB Docket Nos. 18-23, 17-105)

Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS)

The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order to adopt measures, and seek comment on others, to enhance program management, prevent waste, fraud, and abuse, and improve emergency call handling in the IP CTS program. (CG Docket Nos. 13-24, 03-123

Anti-Spoofing Provisions of the RAY BAUM’S Act

The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to amend its Truth in Caller ID rules to implement the anti-spoofing provisions of the RAY BAUM’S Act. (WC Docket Nos. 18-355, 11-39)

 

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