FCC Adopts 3 Items in Advance of Chairman Pai's Last Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission adopted the following items scheduled for consideration at the Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Open Meeting:

  • Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers (WC Docket No. 18-213): A Public Notice announcing the first round of selections for the Commission’s $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program to provide Universal Service Fund support for health care providers making connected care services available directly to patients, with an emphasis on serving veterans and low-income Americans.
  • Expanding Flexible Use of the 12.2-12.7 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 20-443): A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek comment on whether to allow terrestrial flexible use (including mobile services) in the 12.2-12.7 GHz band (the 12 GHz band) without causing harmful interference to incumbent licensees. The Notice would seek input on possible methods for assigning new flexible-use rights while protecting incumbent users, and also on whether the costs of accommodating new services in the band would exceed the benefits.
  • Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction of 2.5 GHz Band Licenses (AU Docket No. 20-429): A Public Notice to seek comment on competitive bidding procedures for Auction 108, an auction for flexible-use, geographic overlay licenses for counties with white spaces in the 2.5 GHz band.

Deletion Notice of items for January 13, 2021 Open Meeting