The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its January open meeting, scheduled for January 28, 2016. It contains the following items:
Expansion of Online Public File: The Commission will consider a Report and Order which modernizes the public inspection file rules by requiring cable and satellite TV operators and broadcast and satellite radio companies to post public inspection files on the FCC’s online database.
Improving the Nation’s Public Alert and Warning Systems: The Commission will consider an NPRM to strengthen the Emergency Alert System by promoting participation on the state and local levels, supporting greater testing and awareness of EAS, leveraging technological advances, and bolstering EAS security.
Broadband Progress Report: The Commission will consider the 2016 Broadband Progress Report examining whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion, pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30 am, and will be shown online at www.fcc.gov/live.