The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its June 2020 Open Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC. The tentative agenda includes the following items:
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Final Auction Procedures – The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would establish procedures for the Phase I auction of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (Auction 904), awarding up to $16 billion in support over 10 years for deployment of broadband services in unserved areas. (AU Docket No. 20-34, WC Docket Nos. 19-126, 10-90).
Modernizing and Expanding Access to the 70/80/90 GHz Bands – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order that would explore innovative new uses of the 71–76 GHz, 81–86 GHz, 92–94 GHz, and 94.1–95 GHz bands, including potential rule changes to allow for the provision of wireless backhaul for 5G and the deployment of broadband services to aircraft and ships. (WT Docket Nos. 20-133, 10-153, 15-244; RM-11824, RM-11825).
State/Local Approval of Wireless Equipment Modifications – The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would clarify, and seek comment on changes to, the Commission’s rules implementing section 6409(a) of the Spectrum Act of 2012 in order to accelerate the deployment of communications infrastructure by facilitating the upgrade of existing sites for 5G networks. (WT Docket No. 19-250; RM-11849).
Promoting Broadcast Internet Innovation through ATSC 3.0 – The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling that would remove regulatory uncertainty concerning use of Broadcast Internet services provided by broadcast TV licensees as an ancillary and supplementary service, and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on modifying and clarifying existing rules to promote the deployment of Broadcast Internet services as part of the transition to ATSC 3.0. (MB Docket No. 20-145)
Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.