FCC Releases January Open Meeting Tentative Agenda

On January 4, 2024, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the January Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2024.   The following items are tentatively scheduled for Commission consideration:

  1. Improving Network Reliability, Resiliency, and Transparency During Disasters – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ensure participation in, and enhance the use of, its Disaster Information Reporting System, where service providers report on their operational status during emergencies. (PS Docket Nos. 21-346, 15-80; ET Docket No. 04-35) (FACT SHEET)
  2. Improving Wireless 911 Call Routing – The Commission will consider a Report and Order requiring wireless providers to implement location-based routing for wireless calls and real-time texts (RTT) to 911 in order to reduce misrouting and improve emergency response times. (PS Docket No. 18-64) (FACT SHEET)
  3. Mitigating Orbital Debris to Support Space Innovation – The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration addressing the issues raised in three petitions for reconsideration filed in response to the Orbital Debris Mitigation Report and Order released in 2020 which comprehensively updated the Commission’s existing rules regarding orbital debris mitigation. (IB Docket No. 18-313) (FACT SHEET)
  4. Modernizing and Expanding Access to the 70/80/90 GHz Bands – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt new rules and update preexisting rules for the 70/80/90 GHz bands. The item would authorize certain point-to-point links to endpoints in motion in the 70 GHz and 80 GHz bands for aeronautical and maritime use; provide for smaller, lower-cost antennas to facilitate backhaul service in those bands; and adopt changes to the link registration process. The item would also seek comment on the potential inclusion of Fixed Satellite Service earth stations in the light-licensing regime for the 70 GHz and 80 GHz bands. (WT Docket No. 20-133) (FACT SHEET)
  5. Restricted Adjudicatory Matter – The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter from the Media Bureau.
  6. Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
  7. Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
  8. Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
  9. Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
  10. Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.

Chairwoman Rosenworcel also released a blog post on the upcoming meeting.

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