FCC Releases Agenda and Draft Proposals for May Open Commission Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the agenda for its May 20, 2021 Open Commission Meeting.  At the meeting the FCC will vote on the following proposals; please follow the links below to view the draft documents:

  • Reducing Interstate Rates and Charges for Incarcerated People
    The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Fifth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will lower interstate rates and charges for incarcerated people, limit international rates, and seek comment on further reforms to calling services rules, including for incarcerated people with disabilities. (WC Docket No. 12-375)
  • Strengthening Support for Video Relay Service
    The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order to set Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund compensation rates for video relay service (VRS). (CG Docket Nos. 03-123, 10-51)
  • Shortening STIR/SHAKEN Extension for Small Providers Likely to Originate Robocalls
    The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will shorten the deadline by which small voice service providers that originate an especially large amount of call traffic must implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework. (WC Docket No. 17-97)
  • Section 214 Petition for Partial Reconsideration for Mixed USF Support Companies
    The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration to relieve certain affiliates of merging companies that receive model-based and rate-of-return universal service support from a “mixed support” merger condition cap. (WC Docket No. 20-389)

Please contact Jamie Saloom at the Office of Advocacy with any questions.

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