FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for January 2019 Open Meeting


The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its next Open Meeting, scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC. Should the current lapse in agency funding end before January 9, 2019, additional items may be added to the tentative agenda:


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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