FCC agenda remains as boring as advertised

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We suppose we aren’t going to set any world records for active story clickers when we put the word “boring” in a headline – it’s not exactly the most enticing lure we’ve ever posted at the top of a story – but the fact remains that the September Open Meeting at the FCC has nothing of any particular interest to broadcasters.
The session is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM, and we suggest that you find something else to do right about then.


Here’s what’s on the menu:

1. PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY
TITLE:  Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment (PS Docket No. 10-255)
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to accelerate the development and deployment of Next Generation 911 (NG911) technology to improve public safety by enabling the public to send text, photos, videos, and data communications to 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and enhancing the information available to PSAPs and first responders for assessing and responding to emergencies.

2. PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will present a white paper on the use of deployable aerial communications architecture to facilitate the ability of first responders to communicate with each other and consumers to reach first responders in the wake of natural and manmade disasters, even in situations where there is severe damage to terrestrial communications infrastructure. The report will make recommendations regarding next steps the FCC should consider to promote the development and use of deployable aerial communications architecture.