July 2020 Open Federal Communications Commission Commission Meeting

Federal Communications Commission

07/16/2020 - 10:30

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the July Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2020:

  1. Designating 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – The FCC will consider a Report and Order that would designate 988 as the 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to aid rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health support services. (WC Docket No. 18-336)
  2. Call Blocking Rules – The FCC will consider a Third Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would continue the FCC’s work to combat unwanted and illegal calls and implement portions of the TRACED Act. (CG Docket No. 17-59)
  3. Secure Networks Act Implementation – The FCC will consider a Declaratory Ruling and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would integrate provisions of the recently enacted Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 into its existing supply chain rulemaking proceeding. (WC Docket No. 18-89)
  4. Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements — The FCC will consider a Sixth Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration that would further its effort to improve vertical (or Z-Axis) location accuracy for wireless 911 calls, which will help first responders quickly locate people calling for help from multi-story buildings. (PS Docket No. 07-114)
  5. Modernizing Priority Services Rules – The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline and update its rules to ensure that priority service programs operate effectively for emergency workers as technology evolves. (PS Docket No. 20-187)
  6. Leased Commercial Access – The FCC will consider a Second Report that would modernize the leased access rate formula by adopting a tier-based calculation. (MB Docket Nos. 07-42, 17-105)
  7. Improving Broadband Data and Maps – The FCC will consider a Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would establish requirements to ensure that the FCC collects accurate and granular data on the availability of broadband service through the Digital Opportunity Data Collection, and would seek comment on additional measures to implement the requirements of the Broadband DATA Act. (WC Docket No. 19-195)