FCC Releases Agenda and Draft Proposals for March Open Commission Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the agenda for its March 14, 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 at FCC.gov. The dockets for these proceedings are accessible via ECFS using the docket numbers provided below.

The FCC is expected to vote on whether to adopt the following:

Preventing Digital Discrimination – The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that would commence a proceeding to prevent and eliminate digital discrimination and ensure equal access to broadband internet access service, consistent with Congress’s direction in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. (GN Docket No. 22-69)

Resolving Pole Replacement Disputes – The Commission will consider a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the allocation of pole replacement costs between utilities and attachers and ways to expedite the resolution of pole replacement disputes. (WC Docket No. 17-84)

Selecting Final Round of Applicants for Connected Care Pilot Program – The Commission will consider a Public Notice announcing the fourth and final round of selections for the Commission’s Connected Care Pilot Program to provide Universal Service Fund support for health care providers making connected care services available directly to patients. (WC Docket No. 18-213)

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