The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) has published the tentative agenda for its February 2022 Open Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for February 18, at 10:30 a.m. EDT and will be livestreamed at www.fcc.gov/live and available on the FCC’s YouTube channel. The agenda includes the following items:
Promoting Telehealth in Rural America (WC Docket No. 17-310) – The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on reforms to the urban and rural rate determination process for the Rural Health Care Program’s Telecommunications Program, revisions to Rural Health Care Program rules governing the internal funding cap on upfront payments and multi-year contracts, and modifications to the Rural Health Care Program invoicing procedures.
Aureon Refund Data Order (WC Docket No. 18-60) – The Commission will consider an Order requiring Iowa Network Access Division (d/b/a Aureon) to file cost and demand data to enable Commission staff to calculate appropriate refunds due to Aureon’s customers after two investigations into Aureon’s tariffed switched transport rate.
Updating Technical Rules for Radio Broadcasters (MB Docket No. 21-263) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order to eliminate or amend outmoded or unnecessary broadcast technical rules.
The Commission will also consider an enforcement action.