The FCC has published the tentative agenda for its September 2023 Open Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for September 21, at 10:30 a.m. EDT will be livestreamed at www.fcc.gov/live and available on the FCC’s YouTube channel. The agenda includes the following items:
Satellite Application Processing (IB Docket Nos. 22-411, 22-271) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on facilitating and expediting application processing for satellite and earth station operators in order to advance opportunities for innovation in the new space age.
Updating the 5G Fund for Rural America (GN Docket No. 20-32) – The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the implementation of the 5G Fund for Rural America in light of new, precise, and verified mobile coverage data gathered through the Broadband Data Collection.
Direct Access to Phone Numbers (WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 07-243, 20-67; IB Docket No. 16-155) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order to strengthen the Commission’s direct access rules in order to stem the tide of illegal robocalls, protect the nation’s numbering resources from abuse by foreign bad actors, and advance other important public policy objectives tied to the use of numbering resources. The accompanying Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would seek comment on the duties of existing direct access authorization holders.
Updating Obsolete TV Broadcasting Rules (MB Docket No. 22-227) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order which would amend Part 73 of the Commission’s Rules to update Television and Class A Television Broadcast Station Rules as well as certain rules applicable to all broadcast stations. This would ensure the FCC’s rules better reflect the current broadcast TV operating environment including changes related to major developments like the transition from analog to digital-only operations and the post-incentive auction transition to a smaller television band with fewer channels.
Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider two enforcement actions.