Online public files on the FCC October agenda


The next FCC Open Meeting is on the calendar for Thursday 10/27/11, and it has three items up for consideration. One of them would require television broadcasters to increase transparency by putting their public files online. Another looks at the progress setting up a nationwide EAS test scheduled for November. The other item is all about broadband and mobile service.

From the FCC, here is the tentative agenda:

Connect America Fund/Intercarrier Compensation Reform: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to comprehensively reform and modernize the universal service and intercarrier compensation systems to ensure that all Americans have access to robust, affordable broadband and mobile services.

Modernizing Television Broadcaster Requirement to Make Information Available to the Public:   The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration of the 2007 Enhanced Disclosure Report and Order and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to replace television broadcast stations’ public files with online public files to be hosted by the Commission.

National Emergency Alert System Preparation Update: The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will provide a brief update on the status of preparations for the national test of the Emergency Alert System to be held on November 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST.

The meeting is scheduled to kick off at 10:30AM.