FCC Releases Agenda and Draft Proposals for January Open Commission Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the agenda for its January 25, 2024 Open Commission Meeting

Please follow the links below to view the draft documents in circulation at the FCC:

The Commission is considering requiring all Commercial Mobile Radio Service providers to use location-based routing to route 911 to the closest dispatcher rather than routing through the closest cell tower site. This would require implementation of location-based routing within six months for nationwide providers and twenty-four months for non-nationwide providers. (PS Docket No. 18-64)

The Commission will consider whether cable, wireline, wireless, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers should provide reports through the Network Outage Reporting System and/or Disaster Information Reporting System. (PS Dockets No. 21-346 and 15-80; ET Docket No. 04-35)                                     

The Commission will consider the Order on Reconsideration concerning the 2020 Orbital Debris Mitigation Order. This Order will seek to clarify several aspects of the Commission’s rules concerning orbital space debris, including limiting persistent liquids in space, disclosures of “free-flying” deployment devices, and the Commission’s decision not to adopt a maximum orbital variance for the non-geostationary orbit constellations.

The Commission has issued a Report and Order to update preexisting rules to authorize the use of point-to-point links for the 70 GHz and 80Hz bands. In addition, there is a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to consider the inclusion of Fixed Satellite Service earth stations in the light-licensing regime for the 70 GHz and 80 GHz bands.

Please contact David Mullis at the Office of Advocacy with your small business concerns at David.mullis@sba.gov or 202-830-2292.