FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for May 2019 Open Meeting

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has announced the tentative agenda for its May Open Meeting, scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 9, 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.

China Mobile USA Application – The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that would deny the application of China Mobile USA for a Section 214 authorization to provide international facilities-based and resale telecommunications services between the United States and foreign points.

Reallocating the 1675–1680 MHz Band – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on reallocating the 1675-1680 MHz band for shared use between incumbent federal operations and non-federal fixed or mobile (except aeronautical mobile) operations on a co-primary basis, as well as an appropriate sharing mechanism that would allow both federal and non-federal users to operate successfully in the band.

FM Translator Interference Rules – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would adopt streamlined rules relating to interference caused by FM translators and expedite the translator interference complaint resolution process.

Toll Free Number Auction – The Commission will consider a Public Notice seeking comment on proposed procedures for conducting and participating in an auction of toll free numbers in the 833 code.

Regulatory Fees NPRM – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek comment on proposed regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2019.

Satellite Authorization for Theia – The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion Order and Authorization that would grant Theia’s request to deploy and operate a proposed non-geostationary satellite constellation to provide earth imaging services around the world.

Video Relay Service Rules – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt measures, and seek comment on others, to improve Video Relay Service (VRS), expand access to direct video communications, and protect the VRS program against waste, fraud, and abuse.

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