FCC October agenda released – yawn


FCCAs often happens when an Open Meeting is scheduled late in the month, we know what’s in the FCC pipeline for October before they’ve even held the September session. And we also know this – for broadcasters, nothing says “wait for November” like the October agenda.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 10/17/12. From the FCC, here’s what’s on tap.

* Modernizing International Data Reporting Requirements Second Report and Order:  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 need to protect consumers and competition in international markets.

* Establishment of the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) Do-Not-Call Registry Report and Order: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that protects Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) from autodialed calls, which can tie up emergency-service telephone lines, by adopting rules that create a do-not-call registry of PSAP telephone numbers, prohibit autodialed non-emergency calls to those numbers, and implement specific monetary penalties for autodialing or disclosing registered PSAP numbers.  These rules are mandated by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

* Flexible Service Rules to Enable LTE Mobile Broadband in Wireless Communications Service (WCS) Spectrum and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) Order:  The Commission will consider an Order on reconsideration that will revise the WCS rules to facilitate use of 30 megahertz of spectrum for wireless broadband service while protecting SDARS against harmful interference.