• The FCC has released the Final Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held September 28, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern. It contains the same three items previously noticed: a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on satellite earth station licensing requirements; an NPRM on establishing an incentive auction for returned broadcast spectrum; and an NPRM on mobile spectrum holdings. To read the Final Agenda, click here.
  • On September 19, 2012, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement praising the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee for voting against a proposal from China and others that would give the International Telecommunication Union increased control over the Internet, stating “The proposals by some countries to restrict the free flow of information online would threaten one of the most powerful engines for global economic growth and the spread of democracy in human history. I fully support today’s vote[.]” His full statement is available here.
  • The next Open Internet Advisory Committee (OIAC) meeting will take place 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 may be submitted beforehand in writing. More information is available here.