FCC February meeting will be snoozable as advertised


We’re sure the agenda that will be considered by the five FCC commissioners on 2/20/13 will not be a snorefest for everybody – but that is almost certainly what broadcasters would find it to be if they pay any attention to it.

There just isn’t anything of interest to broadcasters on the table on that day. Nevertheless, the session will be kicking off at 10:30 AM eastern for those who do have an interest.

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

TITLE:  Amendment of Parts 1, 2, 22, 24, 27, 90 and 95 of the Commission’s Rules to Improve Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order to significantly enhance wireless coverage for consumers, while protecting wireless networks from interference, by adopting new technical and operational requirements for signal boosters.

TITLE:  Revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to substantially increase the amount of unlicensed spectrum available to accelerate the growth and expansion of new Wi-Fi technology offering consumers faster speeds and less network congestion at    Wi-Fi hot spots.