On January 20, 2022, the FCC released the Agenda for the January Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held virtually and can be viewed on the FCC’s webpage at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube Channel. The following items are scheduled for Commission consideration:
- 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) (FACT SHEET)
- 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) (FACT SHEET)
- Updating Outmoded Political Programming and Record-Keeping Rules – The Commission will consider a Report and Order to update outmoded political programming rules. (MB Docket No. 21-293) (FACT SHEET)
- 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) (FACT SHEET)
- 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 our equipment authorization system can continue to keep pace with technology developments. (ET Docket Nos. 21-363, 19-48) (FACT SHEET)
- Restricted Adjudicatory Matter – The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter.
- National Security Matter – The Commission will consider a national security matter.
- Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
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