Another holiday for broadcasters at FCC


FCCThe FCC’s final Open Meeting for 2013 is scheduled for 12/12/13, and as has so often been the case over the last four years, it’s another meeting that broadcasters can pretty much ignore.

The tentative schedule has been released, and it lists four topics for the commissioners to consider. None of them have any direct bearing on the broadcasting business.

From the FCC, here’s what’s on the menu:

* Increasing Consumer Access to In-Flight Mobile Wireless Services:  The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise outdated rules and provide airlines with the ability to permit passengers to use mobile wireless services via onboard airborne access systems.

* Improving 911 Reliability: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that takes critical steps to improve the reliability and resiliency of 911 networks nationwide.

* Technology Transitions Policy Task Force Presentation: The Commission will hear a status update on the Task Force’s work towards making near-term recommendations related to the Commission’s expectations and role in the IP transition.

* Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Presentation: The Commission will hear an update on FCC and industry efforts to promote mobile wireless device unlocking.