• On February 7, 2013, the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold a summit at FCC Headquarters titled “2013 Broadband Summit: Broadband Adoption And Usage – What Have We Learned?”. The event will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern and will be webcast at http://www.fcc.gov/live. Larry Strickling, Director of NTIA, will deliver the keynote. To see the full agenda, click here.
  • The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held February 20, 2013, at 10:30 am Eastern. It contains two items: a Report and Order on the use of signal boosters to improve wireless coverage for consumers; and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on increasing the amount of unlicensed spectrum above 5 GHz for Wi-Fi use. The latter item stems from Chairman Julius Genachowski’s January 9 announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show of his intention to add up to 195 MHz for Wi-Fi (see January 14 edition of This Week in Telecom). To read the Tentative Agenda, click here.