Tentative Agenda for October 25 FCC Open Meeting

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its October 2019 Open Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC. The agenda includes six items:

Enforcing Rural Broadband Quality Standards – The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration that would ensure that carriers receiving high-cost universal service support to deploy rural broadband are accountable to consumers, taxpayers, and the Commission. The Order will also provide flexibility for smaller carriers, by making targeted modifications to carriers’ testing procedures for meeting speed and latency standards. (WC Docket No. 10-90)

911 Fees – The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling that clarifies section 6(f)(1) of the New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008 and ensures regulatory parity in 911 fees between VoIP services and traditional telecommunications services. (WC Docket No. 19-44)

Broadcast Antenna Siting – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on whether the common antenna siting rules for FM and TV broadcaster applicants and licensees are necessary. (MB Docket Nos. 19-282, 17-105)

Petition for Determination of Effective Competition – The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that grants the petition of Charter and finds that Charter faces effective competition in providing cable services in franchise areas in Massachusetts and Hawaii. (MB Docket No. 18-283)

Tariff Rules Modernization – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would amend its tariffing rules to better align them with the reality of easy electronic access to tariff filings. (WC Docket Nos. 18-276, 17-308)

Expediting the Conclusion of the 800 MHz Band Reconfiguration – The Commission will consider an Order and Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline rules and procedures to expedite the successful completion of the 800 MHz band reconfiguration initiative. (WT Docket No. 02-55)

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