FCC Releases Agenda and Draft Proposals for April Open Commission Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the agenda for its April 25, 2024, Open Commission Meeting.

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

The FCC has previously passed Net Neutrality rules that were rescinded in 2017. The Commission is seeking to reestablish its authority to protect consumers and safeguard the fair and open Internet. This draft for consideration will:

  • Re-establish the ability to protect consumers using broadband internet access service (BIAS), which will impact basic internet services.
  • Prohibit internet providers from blocking, throttling, or engaging in a prioritization arrangement with businesses.
  • Create general standards prohibiting unreasonable interference to consumers and edge providers (such as Netflix, DuckDuckGo, and Wikipedia).
  • Create an enforcement framework for complaints regarding net neutrality.

Commissioner Gomez will hold roundtable discussions on April 10th and 11th at FCC Headquarters and post the recordings of roundtables on the FCC website.

Commissioner Carr has stated his opposition to the upcoming vote.

The Commission proposes to require wireless calls to the 988 Lifeline be routed based on the geographic location of the call, rather than the area code and exchange associated with the wireless phone. This is similar to the Improving Wireless 911 Call Routing rule that was approved in the January 2024 Open Commission Meeting.

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

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