The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a tentative agenda for its May 2016 open meeting which is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. It contains the following three items:
- Updating the Public Inspection File Requirements: The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on proposals to: (1) eliminate the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails from the public in their public inspection file, and (2) eliminate the requirement that cable operators reveal the location of the cable system’s principal headend.
- Enhancing Public Safety and Network Reliability Through Communications Outage Reporting: The FCC will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update its Part 4 communications network outage reporting requirements.
- Connect America Phase II Auction: The FCC will consider a Report and Order adopting rules to implement a competitive bidding process for high-cost universal service support from Phase II of the Connect America Fund.