FCC Announces Tentative October Open Meeting Agenda


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its October open meeting, scheduled for October 22, 2015. It contains the following items:

  • Rates for Inmate Calling Services (ICS): The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt comprehensive reform of intrastate, interstate, and international ICS calls to ensure just, reasonable and fair ICS rates, and seek comment on additional measures the Commission could take to ensure that interstate and intrastate ICS are provided consistent with the statute and public interest.
  • Review of Foreign Ownership Policies: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline the foreign ownership review process for broadcast licensees and applicants, and standardize the review process for broadcast, common carrier and aeronautical licensees and applicants.
  • Spectrum Frontiers: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that
    proposes to create new flexible use service rules in certain bands above 24 GHz to support
    multiple uses, including mobile wireless.

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

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