On October 3, 2012, the FCC announced the winners of the first “Mobility Fund” auction. They include T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. The funds will enable deployment of mobile services in 31 states. To view the full list of winners, click here. The press release about the results is available here.
The next Open Internet Advisory Committee (OIAC) meeting will be held tomorrow, October 9, 2012, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in Milstein West A at the Wasserstein Hall/Caspersen Student Center, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. The meeting will focus on issues related to the four working groups established within the OIAC: Mobile Broadband, Economic Impacts of Open Internet Frameworks, Specialized Services, and Transparency. There will be time for public comments at the meeting, and comments also may be submitted beforehand in writing. More information is available here.
The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held October 17, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern. It contains three items: a Second Report and Order on streamlined reporting requirements for international services; a Report and Order on protecting Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) from “robocalls”; and an Order permitting use of 30 megahertz of spectrum for wireless services while protecting Digital Audio Radio Satellite (DARS) service. To read the Tentative Agenda, click here.