FCC Releases Agenda and Draft Proposals for July Open Commission Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the agenda for its July 16, 2020 Open Commission Meeting, and released the following draft documents that are in circulation among the Commissioners:

  • Designating 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would designate 988 as the 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to aid rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health support services. (WC Docket No. 18-336)
  • Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements
    The Commission will consider a Sixth Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration that would further its effort to improve vertical (or Z-Axis) location accuracy for wireless 911 calls, which will help first responders quickly locate people calling for help from multi-story buildings. (PS Docket No. 07-114)
  • Modernizing Priority Services Rules
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline and update its rules to ensure that priority service programs operate effectively for emergency workers as technology evolves. (PS Docket No. 20-187)
  • Leased Commercial Access
    The Commission will consider a Second Report that would modernize the leased access rate formula by adopting a tier-based calculation. (MB Docket Nos. 07-42, 17-105)
  • Improving Broadband Data and Maps
    The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would establish requirements to ensure that the Commission collects accurate and granular data on the availability of broadband service through the Digital Opportunity Data Collection, and would seek comment on additional measures to implement the requirements of the Broadband DATA Act. (WC Docket No. 19-195)

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