The FCC has released a tentative agenda for its May 2020 Open Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:30 am EDT via live webcast. The tentative agenda includes the following items:
- Transitioning the 900 MHz Band to Enable Broadband Deployment – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would realign the 900 MHz band to create a new six megahertz broadband segment to support the growing technological needs of our nation’s industries, while reserving the remaining four megahertz of the band for narrowband operations. (WT Docket No. 17-200).
- Facilitating Deployment of Satellite Earth Stations in Motion – The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Report and Order addressing rules to facilitate the deployment of geostationary-satellite orbit and non-geostationary-orbit fixed-satellite service earth stations that operate while in motion. (IB Docket Nos. 17-95, 18-315).
- Revising Broadcaster Rules on Public Notice of Filing Applications – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would modernize and simplify the written and on-air public notices broadcasters must provide upon the filing of certain applications. (MB Docket Nos. 17-264, 17-105, 05-6).
- Modernizing Regulatory Fee Rules to Level the Playing Field and Initiating the FY2020 Process – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Report and Order would level the playing field between domestic and foreign licensed space stations by assessing a regulatory fee on non-U.S. licensed space stations with United States market access. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiates the Commission’s annual regulatory fee proceeding. (MD Docket Nos. 20-105, 19-105)