December 2019 Open FCC Meeting
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, December 12, 2019:
Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 (WC Docket No. 18-336): The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to designate 988 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.
Use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band (ET Docket No. 19-138): The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would take a fresh and comprehensive look at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band and propose, among other things, to make the lower 45 MHz of the band available for unlicensed operations and to permit Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) operations in the upper 20 megahertz of the band.
Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1-3.55 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 19-348): The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on removing the existing non-federal allocations in the 3.3-3.55 GHz band as a step towards potential future shared use between federal incumbents and commercial users.
Connect America Fund (WC Docket No. 10-90); Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime (CC Docket No. 01-92): The FCC will consider an Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
Cable Service Change Notifications (MB Docket No. 19-347); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105); Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Related to Retransmission Consent (MB Docket No. 10-71): The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on modernizing requirements for notices cable operators must provide consumers and local franchise authorities.
Reexamination of the Comparative Standards and Procedures for Licensing Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Stations and Low Power FM Stations (MB Docket No. 19- 3): The FCC will consider a Report and Order that would revise the Commission’s Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Station and Low Power FM Station comparative processing and licensing rules.
The FCC will also consider three enforcement actions.