Open Federal Communications Commission Meeting (Feb 2012)

Open Federal Communications Commission Meeting

Federal Communications Commission
February 15, 2012
10:30 am

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2012.

The FCC will consider:

  1. Robocalls Report and Order: a Report and Order that protects consumers from unwanted autodialed or prerecorded calls (“robocalls”) by adopting rules that ensure consumers have given prior express consent before receiving robocalls, can easily opt out of further robocalls, and will experience “abandoned” telemarketing calls only in strictly limited instances.
  2. Streamlining Cellular Service Licensing Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order: a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order proposing a staged approach to revising the licensing model for the Cellular Service from a site-based to a geographically-based approach. The proposal will offer greater flexibility and reduce regulatory requirements, while enabling greater rural deployment. The item also includes several other proposals to streamline the Cellular Service rules, including interim restrictions and procedures for cellular service applications.
  3. Extending Outage Reporting Obligations to Interconnected VoIP Services Report and Order: a Report and Order to extend outage reporting under Part IV of the rules to interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers. Extended reporting will enable the Commission to fulfill statutory E9-1-1 obligations and help protect the growing number of Americans who rely on VOIP phone service.