FCC plans uneventful February Open Meeting


FCCIt’s not that there is a lack of broadcast-related activity at the FCC at the moment, it’s that they do not seem to make it to some form of final or even interim finish line. In particular, the 2010 Quadrennial Review – yes, 2010 – is still percolating. February’s meeting, as previewed, will be another broadcast-free event.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 2/20/13.

From the FCC, here’s what’s on tap:

* Improving Wireless Coverage for Consumers Through the Use of Signal Boosters: 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, operational, and registration requirements for signal boosters.

* Increasing the Amount of Spectrum Available for Unlicensed Devices in the 5 GHz Band: 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.