On December 7, 2021, the FCC released the Agenda for the December Open Commission Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held virtually and can be viewed at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube channel. The following items are scheduled for consideration:
- Improving Accessibility and Clarity of Emergency Alerts (PS Docket No. 15-94) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Notice of Inquiry to improve clarity and accessibility of Emergency Alert System (EAS) visual messages to the public, including for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and others who are unable to access the audio message. (FACT SHEET)
- Facilitating Satellite Broadband Competition (IB Docket No. 21-456; RM-11855) – The Commission will consider an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose revisions to the Commission’s rules for spectrum sharing among low-earth orbit satellite systems. The goal of the proposed revisions is to facilitate the deployment of the new generation of non-geostationary satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service (NGSO FSS) systems, including new competitors. (FACT SHEET)
- Promoting Fair and Open Competitive Bidding in the E-Rate Program (WC Docket 21-455) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to implement a central document repository (i.e, bidding portal) through which service providers would be required to submit their bids to the E-Rate Program Administrator and seeks comment on other changes to the E-Rate competitive bidding rules. (FACT SHEET)
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