Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting Thursday, October 22, 2015

SUMMARY

The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt comprehensive reform of intrastate, interstate, and international ICS calls to ensure just, reasonable and fair ICS rates, and seek comment on additional measures the Commission could take to ensure that interstate and intrastate ICS are provided consistent with the statute and public interest. 2..................... INTERNATIONAL AND TITLE: Review of Foreign MEDIA. Ownership Policies for Broadcast, Common Carrier and Aeronautical Radio Licensees under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended (GN Docket No. 15-236). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline the foreign ownership review process for broadcast licensees and applicants, and standardize the review process for broadcast, common carrier and aeronautical licensees and applicants. 3..................... WIRELESS TITLE: Expanding the TELECOMMUNICATIONS. Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12-268). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order addressing when and in what areas 600 MHz Band wireless licensees will be deemed to ``commence operations'' for the purposes of establishing when the secondary and unlicensed users must cease operations and vacate the 600 MHz Band in those areas. 4..................... OFFICE OF ENGINEERING TITLE: Expanding the AND TECHNOLOGY. Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12-268); Office of Engineering and Technology Releases and Seeks Comment on Updated OET-69 Software (ET Docket No. 13-26); and Office of Engineering and Technology Seeks to Supplement the Incentive Auction Proceeding Record Regarding Potential Interference Between Broadcast Television and Wireless Services (ET Docket No. 14-14). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Third Report & Order and First Order on Reconsideration that adopts rules to govern inter-service interference between broadcast television stations and wireless licensees in the 600 MHz Band following the incentive auction and sets out protection criteria for television stations and wireless operations in the band. 5..................... MEDIA................ TITLE: Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12-268) and Channel Sharing by Full Power and Class A Stations Outside the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction Context (MB Docket No. 15-137). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Second Order on Reconsideration to provide additional flexibility to broadcasters interested in the incentive auction channel sharing option by clarifying that ``back-up'' channel sharing agreements are permitted under the rules and providing more time for successful incentive auction bidders to transition to shared facilities after the auction. 6..................... CONSUMER AND TITLE: Structure and GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS. Practices of the Video Relay Service Program (CG Docket No. 10-51) and Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Disabilities (CG Docket No. 03-123). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on whether to modify, in part, the four-year compensation rate plan for video relay service (VRS) and whether to adopt measures that may enhance the functional equivalence of VRS. In the same item, the Commission will consider an Order to modify, in part, the currently applicable VRS compensation rates pending action on the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

 
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Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 203 (Wednesday, October 21, 2015)

Federal Register Volume 80, Number 203 (Wednesday, October 21, 2015)

Notices

Pages 63784-63785

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2015-26799

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 15, 2015.

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, October 22, 2015, which is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC

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Item No. Bureau Subject

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  1. WIRELINE COMPETITION. TITLE: Rates for

    Interstate Inmate

    Calling Services (WC

    Docket No. 12-375).

    SUMMARY: The Commission

    will consider a Second

    Report and Order and

    Third Further Notice of

    Proposed Rulemaking that

    would adopt

    comprehensive reform of

    intrastate, interstate,

    and international ICS

    calls to ensure just,

    reasonable and fair ICS

    rates, and seek comment

    on additional measures

    the Commission could

    take to ensure that

    interstate and

    intrastate ICS are

    provided consistent with

    the statute and public

    interest.

  2. INTERNATIONAL AND TITLE: Review of Foreign

    MEDIA. Ownership Policies for

    Broadcast, Common

    Carrier and Aeronautical

    Radio Licensees under

    Section 310(b)(4) of the

    Communications Act of

    1934, as Amended (GN

    Docket No. 15-236).

    SUMMARY: The Commission

    will consider a Notice

    of Proposed Rulemaking

    that would streamline

    the foreign ownership

    review process for

    broadcast licensees and

    applicants, and

    standardize the review

    process for broadcast,

    common carrier and

    aeronautical licensees

    and applicants.

  3. WIRELESS TITLE: Expanding the

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS. Economic and Innovation

    Opportunities of

    Spectrum Through

    Incentive Auctions (GN

    Docket No. 12-268).

    SUMMARY: The Commission

    will consider a Report

    and Order addressing

    when and in what areas

    600 MHz Band wireless

    licensees will be deemed

    to ``commence

    operations'' for the

    purposes of establishing

    when the secondary and

    unlicensed users must

    cease operations and

    vacate the 600 MHz Band

    in those areas.

  4. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING TITLE: Expanding the

    AND TECHNOLOGY. Economic and Innovation

    Opportunities of

    Spectrum Through

    Incentive Auctions (GN

    Docket No. 12-268);

    Office of Engineering

    and Technology Releases

    and Seeks Comment on

    Updated OET-69 Software

    (ET Docket No. 13-26);

    and Office of

    Engineering and

    Technology Seeks to

    Supplement the Incentive

    Auction Proceeding

    Record Regarding

    Potential Interference

    Between Broadcast

    Television and Wireless

    Services (ET Docket No.

    14-14). SUMMARY: The

    Commission will consider

    a Third Report & Order

    and First Order on

    Reconsideration that

    adopts rules to govern

    inter-service

    interference between

    broadcast television

    stations and wireless

    licensees in the 600 MHz

    Band following the

    incentive auction and

    sets out protection

    criteria for television

    stations and wireless

    operations in the band.

  5. MEDIA................ TITLE: Expanding the

    Economic and Innovation

    Opportunities of

    Spectrum Through

    Incentive Auctions (GN

    Docket No. 12-268) and

    Channel Sharing by Full

    Power and Class A

    Stations Outside the

    Broadcast Television

    Spectrum Incentive

    Auction Context (MB

    Docket No. 15-137).

    SUMMARY: The Commission

    will consider a Second

    Order on Reconsideration

    to provide additional

    flexibility to

    broadcasters interested

    in the incentive auction

    channel sharing option

    by clarifying that

    ``back-up'' channel

    sharing agreements are

    permitted under the

    rules and providing more

    time for successful

    incentive auction

    bidders to transition to

    shared facilities after

    the auction.

  6. CONSUMER AND TITLE: Structure and

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS. Practices of the Video

    Relay Service Program

    (CG Docket No. 10-51)

    and Telecommunications

    Relay Services and

    Speech-to-Speech

    Disabilities (CG Docket

    No. 03-123). SUMMARY:

    The Commission will

    consider a Further

    Notice of Proposed

    Rulemaking on whether to

    modify, in part, the

    four-year compensation

    rate plan for video

    relay service (VRS) and

    whether to adopt

    measures that may

    enhance the functional

    equivalence of VRS. In

    the same item, the

    Commission will consider

    an Order to modify, in

    part, the currently

    applicable VRS

    compensation rates

    pending action on the

    Further Notice of

    Proposed Rulemaking.

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  7. WIRELESS TITLE: Use of Spectrum

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS, Bands Above 24 GHz for

    INTERNATIONAL AND Mobile Radio Services

    OFFICE OF (GN Docket No. 14-177);

    ENGINEERING AND Establishing a More

    TECHNOLOGY. Flexible Framework to

    Facilitate Satellite

    Operations in the 27.5-

    28.35 GHz and 37.5-40

    GHz Bands; Petition for

    Rulemaking of the Fixed

    Wireless Communications

    Coalition to Create

    Service Rules for the 42-

    43.5 GHz Band (RM-

    11664); Amendment of

    Parts 1, 22, 24, 27, 74,

    80, 90, 95, and 101 to

    Establish Uniform

    License Renewal,

    Discontinuance of

    Operation, and

    Geographic Partitioning

    and Spectrum

    Disaggregation Rules and

    Policies for Certain

    Wireless Radio Services;

    and Allocation and

    Designation of Spectrum

    for Fixed-Satellite

    Services in the 37.5-

    38.5 GHz, 40.5-41.5 GHz

    and 48.2-50.2 GHz

    Frequency Bands (WT

    Docket No. 10-112);

    Allocation of Spectrum

    to Upgrade Fixed and

    Mobile Allocations in

    the 40.5-42.5 GHz

    Frequency Band;

    Allocation of Spectrum

    in the 46.9-47.0 GHz

    Frequency Band for

    Wireless Services; and

    Allocation of Spectrum

    in the 37.0-38.0 GHz and

    40.0-40.5 GHz for

    Government Operations

    (IB Docket No. 97-95).

    SUMMARY: The Commission

    will consider a Notice

    of Proposed Rulemaking

    that proposes to create

    new flexible use service

    rules in certain bands

    above 24 GHz to support

    multiple uses, including

    mobile wireless.

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    Federal Communications Commission.

    Marlene H. Dortch,

    Secretary.

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