The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its March 2019 Open Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Open Meetings are streamed live at www.fcc.gov/liv and can be followed on social media with #OpenMtgFCC.
Spectrum Horizons – The Commission will consider a First Report and Order that would adopt rules to make available 21.2 GHz of spectrum above 95 GHz for unlicensed operations and create a new class of experimental licenses for the 95 GHz to 3 THz spectrum range. (ET Docket No. 18-21; RM-11795)
Expanding Broadband to the 900 MHz Band – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to reconfigure the 900 MHz band to create a broadband segment to facilitate technologies and services for a wide variety of businesses, including critical infrastructure, as well as seek comment on various transition mechanisms to achieve this goal. (WT Docket No. 17-200)
Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements – The Commission will consider a Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes a vertical, or z-axis, location accuracy metric in connection with wireless E911 calls. (PS Docket No. 07-114)
LPTV, TV Translator, and FM Broadcast Station Reimbursement – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that implements Congress’s directive in the Reimbursement Expansion Act that the Commission reimburse certain low power television, television translator, and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the Commission’s broadcast television spectrum incentive auction. (MB Docket No. 19-214, GN Docket No. 12-268)
Reauthorizing Television Satellite Stations – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that streamlines the reauthorization process for television satellite stations when they are assigned or transferred. (MB Docket Nos. 18-63, 17-105)
Partitioning, Disaggregation, and Leasing of Spectrum – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would explore how potential changes to its partitioning, disaggregation, and leasing rules might better close the digital divide and increase spectrum access by small and rural carriers, fulfilling the Commission’s requirement under the MOBILE NOW Act. (WT Docket No. 19-38)
Rural Call Completion – The Commission will consider a Fourth Report and Order to implement the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 by establishing service quality standards for intermediate providers. (WC Docket No. 13-39