High Profile Incentive Auction, Mobile Holdings, and Open Internet Items Top FCC’s May Open Meeting Agenda


The Federal Communications Commission will hold its next open meeting on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  The tentative agenda contains the following four items:

  • Incentive Auction: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that adopts key policies and rules for the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction, laying the groundwork for an unprecedented, market-driven process for repurposing spectrum for mobile broadband use, and promoting competition and innovation.
  • Mobile Spectrum Holdings: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that modifies the Commission’s policies and adopts rules regarding the aggregation of spectrum for mobile wireless services through initial licensing and secondary market transactions to preserve and promote competition.
  • Wireless Microphones: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that provides a limited expansion to the class of wireless microphone users eligible for a license.
  • Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ remand of portions of the Commission’s 2010 Open Internet Order and proposing enforceable rules to protect and promote the open Internet.

The May 15 open meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., and will be shown live at FCC.gov/live.

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