The Commission has released a public notice announcing the tentative agenda for the March Open Meeting on March 21.
Review of the Program Access Rules Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”)
The Commission will consider a NPRM exploring whether to retain, sunset, or relax the exclusive contract prohibition of the program access rules and whether to revise the program access rules to better address alleged violations.
Creation of a Low Power Radio Service Report and Order
The Commission will consider a Report and Order to implement a market-specific FM translator processing scheme, adopt application caps to prevent trafficking, and modify policies to expand opportunities to rebroadcast AM stations on FM translators.
Creation of a Low Power Radio Service NPRM and Report and Order
The Commission will consider a NPRM regarding proposals to implement the Local Community Radio Act and to strengthen the LPFM service, including second adjacent channel waiver procedures, interference remediation requirements, and modification of eligibility, ownership, and selection standards.
Promoting Interoperability in the 700 MHz Commercial Spectrum NPRM
The Commission will consider a NPRM concerning the potential for harmful interference to Lower 700 MHz B and C Block operations if the Lower 700 MHz Band were interoperable and whether, if such interference exists, it can be reasonably mitigated. The NPRM also seeks comment on the best course of action should the Commission determine that interoperability would cause limited or no harmful interference to Lower 700 MHz B and C Block licensees, or that such interference can be reasonably mitigated.
Advanced Wireless Service in the 2 GHz Band NPRM and Notice of Inquiry
The Commission will consider a NPRM proposing service, technical, assignment, and licensing rules for flexible terrestrial use of spectrum currently assigned to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) in the 2 GHz band. The Commission will also consider a Notice of Inquiry regarding an alternative band plan involving additional spectrum at 1695-1710 MHz that NTIA has proposed to reallocate from Federal to Commercial Use.