Open Commission meeting this Friday


FCCThe FCC will host an open meeting on Friday, 7/19 at 10:30 a.m. Items of note include the Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming (MB Docket No. 12-203). The Commission will consider a Fifteenth Report on the status of competition in the market for the delivery of video programming.

Other topics of note at the meeting include:

–Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities: The Commission will consider a Report and Order addressing mandatory minimum standards applicable to the Speech-to-Speech Relay program and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking input on ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of this program.

— Modernizing the E-Rate Program for Schools and Libraries: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support mechanism (the E-rate program) to support high-speed broadband for digital learning technologies and ensure all students, teachers, and library patrons have the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.

— Update on the Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA): In recognition of the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will provide a report on the Commission’s implementation of the CVAA since its passage in 2010.