FCC confirms August agenda


FCCA short time ago the FCC issued its sneak preview of the August Open Meeting, continuing a policy of former Chairman Kevin Martin aimed at providing transparency into the FCC’s operations. And it has been followed in short succession by an updated agenda.
There will be another update on incentive auctions and little else of interest to broadcasters.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday 8/9/13 at 10:30 AM eastern.

We suspect we’ll see incentive auction updates frequently right up until they are actually being held.

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

* Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that streamlines Part 25 of the Commission’s rules to facilitate greater investment and innovation in the satellite industry and promote more rapid deployment of new satellite services to the public.

* Revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Operation in the 57-64 GHz Band: The Commission will consider a Report and Order addressing technical requirements applicable to unlicensed services in the 57-64 GHz frequency band to provide additional competition in the broadband market, improve efficient delivery of broadband services in residences and businesses, and facilitate backhaul transport to support the deployment of 4th Generation (4G) and other wireless services.

* Reforming Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform interstate inmate calling services rates and practices.

* Status of the Broadcast Incentive Auction: The Incentive Auction Task Force will present the latest update on progress towards the Commission’s 2014 television broadcast incentive auction.