FCC Releases Agenda and Draft Proposals for January Open Commission Meeting
The Federal Communications Commission has announced the agenda for its January 27, 2022 Open Commission Meeting. The FCC publicly releases the draft text of each item expected to be considered at the next Open Commission Meeting, which are available here.
The FCC is expected to vote on whether to adopt the following items:
Empowering Broadband Consumers Through Transparency – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to require that broadband internet access service providers display, at the point of sale, labels to disclose to consumers certain information about their prices, introductory rates, data allowances, broadband speeds, and management practices, among other things. (CG Docket No. 22-2)
Connecting Tribal Libraries – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would amend the definition of library in the Commission’s rules to clarify that Tribal libraries are eligible for support through the E-Rate Program. (CC Docket No. 02-6)
Updating Outmoded Political Programming and Record-Keeping Rules – The Commission will consider a Report and Order to update political programming rules. (MB Docket No. 21-293)
Facilitating Better Use of ‘White Space’ Spectrum – The Commission will consider a Second Order on Reconsideration and Order resolving pending issues associated with white space devices and the white spaces databases, enabling unlicensed white space devices to continue operating efficiently while protecting other spectrum users. (ET Docket Nos. 04-186, 14-165)
Updating Equipment Authorization Rules – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to update existing equipment authorization rules to reflect more recent versions of the technical standards that are incorporated by reference and incorporate by reference a new technical standard so that the equipment authorization system can continue to keep pace with technology developments. (ET Docket Nos. 21-363, 19-48)
Please contact Jamie Saloom at the SBA Office of Advocacy with your small business concerns.