FCC Announces Tentative December Open Meeting Agenda

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its December open meeting, scheduled for December 15, 2016. It contains the following items:

Transition from TTY to Real-Time Text Technology: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help achieve the transition from TTY technology to a reliable and interoperable means of providing real-time text communication over wireless Internet protocol-enabled networks and services.

Improving the Nation’s Public Alert and Warning Systems: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enhance the Emergency Alert System (EAS) as a tool for community emergency preparedness. The Report and Order improves alerting organization at the state and local levels, builds stronger community-based alerting exercise programs, and protects the EAS against accidental misuse and malicious intrusion. The Further Notice seeks comment on proposals to leverage technological advances to improve alerting and additional measures to preserve EAS security.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30 am, and will be shown online at www.fcc.gov/live.

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