FCC Sept 11 Open Meeting Agenda

September 4, 2007


The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The Commission is waiving the sunshine period prohibition contained in section 1.1203 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.1203, until 5:30 pm, Friday, September 7, 2007. Thus, presentations with respect to the items listed below will be permitted until that time.


1 PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY TITLE: Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements (PS Docket No. 07-114); Revision of the Commission’s Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems (CC Docket No. 94-102); Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc. Request for Declaratory Ruling; and 911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers (WC Docket No. 05-196).
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order concerning the geographic area over which wireless carriers must meet the Enhanced 911 (E911) location accuracy requirements.

2 PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY TITLE: Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band; Petitions for Waiver of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Reading, Pennsylvania; and Petitions for Waiver of Rockdale County, Newton County, City of Covington, Walton County, and Spalding County Georgia (WT Docket No. 02-55).
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning the obligations of licensees involved in 800 MHz band reconfiguration.

3 PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY TITLE: FCC Announces Supplemental Procedures and Provides Guidance for Completion of 800 MHz Rebanding.
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Public Notice concerning implementation of 800 MHz band reconfiguration.


5 MEDIA TITLE: Implementation of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992; Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution, Section 628(c)(5) of the Communications Act, Sunset of Exclusive Contract Prohibition (MB Docket No. 07-29); and Review of the Commission’s Program Access Rules and Examination of Programming Tying Arrangements.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order concerning the exclusive contract prohibition in Section 628(c)(2)(D) and modification of the Commission's program access complaint procedures. The Commission will also consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to review its program access rules and to examine programming tying arrangements.

6 MEDIA TITLE: Carriage of Digital Television Broadcast Signals, Amendment to Part 76 of the Commission’s Rules (MB Docket No. 98-120).
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning issues related to mandatory cable carriage of digital broadcast television signals after the conclusion of the digital television (“DTV”) transition.


8 WIRELESS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS TITLE: Amendment of Part 101 of the Commission’s Rules to Modify Antenna Requirements for the 10.7 – 11.7 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 07-54, RM-11043); Nextlink Wireless, Inc.; First Avenue Networks, Inc.; Telecom Transport Management Inc.; Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC; and Petitions for Waiver of Sections 101.103 and 101.115 of the Commission’s Rules for the Use of Smaller Antennas in the 10.7-11.7 GHz Band.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order concerning rules governing the use of antennas by Fixed Service operators in the 10.7 – 11.7 GHz.

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need including as much detail as you can. In addition, include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible; please allow at least 5 days advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to: [email protected] or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

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Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 488-5300; Fax (202) 488-5563; TTY (202) 488-5562. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC's Audio/Video Events web page at www.fcc.gov/realaudio.