FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for September 2018 Open Meeting


The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its next Open Meeting, scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Kari’s Law Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing calls to 911 made from multi-line telephone systems, pursuant to Kari’s Law, the conveyance of dispatchable location with 911 calls, as directed by RAY BAUM’S Act, and the consolidation of the Commission’s 911 rules.

Wireless Infrastructure Order

The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling and Report and Order that will clarify the scope and meaning of Sections 253 and 332(c)(7) of the Communications Act, establish shot clocks for state and local approvals for the deployment of small wireless facilities, and provide guidance on streamlining state and local requirements on wireless infrastructure deployment.

Clarifying Local Franchising Authorities Regulation of Cable Operators

The Commission will consider a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing two issues raised by a remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concerning how local franchising authorities may regulate incumbent cable operators and cable television services.

Cable Data Collection

The Commission will consider a Report and Order that eliminates the Form 325, Annual Report of Cable Television Systems, filing requirement.

Toll Free Assignment Modernization

The Commission will consider a Report and Order that will amend the Commission’s rules to allow for use of auctions to assign certain toll free numbers and takes other actions to modernize the administration and assignment of toll free numbers.

Satellite Earth Stations in Motion

The Commission will consider action to facilitate the deployment of and harmonize the rules concerning three types of Fixed-Satellite Service earth stations authorized to transmit while in motion: Earth Stations on Vessels, Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations, and Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft.

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

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