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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

FCC Seeks Comment on 2011 Nationwide EAS Test

September 2013 – The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (the Bureau) of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice [EB Docket No.

Technology Transitions Policy Task Force Workshop

September 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force will host a workshop on October 15, 2013.  In March 2013, the Task Force held their first workshop to gather data on ongoing technology transitions.  The upcoming workshop will continue this effort by focusing on “the consumer and competitive impacts” of the transitions from copper networks to fiber and wireline to wireless services and specifically how these transitions may affect “residential and business consumers” when legacy services are replaced.  The workshop will

FCC Open Meeting in July

The FCC has released the tentative agenda for the upcoming open meeting scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2013.  The agenda includes considerations for a Report and Order addressing mandatory minimum standards applicable to the Speech-to-Speech Relay program, and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for modernization of the E-Rate program to include broadband for digital learning technologies.  In addition, the meeting will include a review of the implementation of the CVAA since its passage in 2010.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 in Room TW-C305 at the FCC Headquarters.

Start Date: 
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 10:30am

Settlement on Hearing Aid Compatibility Rules for Wireless Phones

June 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission has settled with Airadigm Communications and TeleGuam Holdings following investigations into lack of compliance with hearing aid compatibility rules.

FCC Clarifying Rules for IP-Video Captions

June 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) in the Matter of Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 [MB Docket No. 11-154].


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