FCC Announces Tentative August Open Meeting Agenda


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its August open meeting, scheduled for August 4, 2016. It contains the following items:

Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
of 2010, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would convert the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program from a pilot to a permanent program.

Improvements to Benchmarks and Related Requirements Governing Hearing Aid- Compatible Mobile Handsets: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would implement changes to the scope of the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules.

Ensuring Just, Reasonable, and Fair Rates for Inmate Calling Services: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration that would ensure that the rates for Inmate Calling Services (ICS) are just, reasonable, and fair and explicitly account for facilities’ ICS-related costs.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30 am, and will be shown online at www.fcc.gov/live.

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