FCC alters agenda for October Open Meeting


FCCOne of the items scheduled for the 10/17/12 FCC public meeting is gone, and another has been added. But the interest level for broadcasters remains the same – it was nil before, and it’s still nil.

This item has been deleted from the agenda:

TITLE: Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services (IB Docket No. 04-112); Amendment of Part 43 of the Commission’s Rules
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order to streamline reporting requirements for international phone traffic, significantly reducing overall filing burdens while ensuring collection of the data needed to protect consumers and competition in international markets.

And this one has been added:
Wireless Carrier Usage Alerts to Prevent Bill Shock
Pursuant to CTIA’s revision to its Code of Conduct for Wireless Service last year, October 17, 2012 is the deadline by which the participating CTIA member wireless carriers must provide their subscribers with at least two of the specified four types of alerts to allow consumers to avoid unexpected charges for wireless usage exceeding their plan limits, and for additional charges for international roaming. The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will provide a status report of the participating carriers’ compliance with this requirement.