• The next two FCC Open Meetings will be held on September 28, 2012, and October 17, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern. We will release the Tentative Agendas when they are released.
  • 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.

On August 31, 2012, the FCC announced how the ex parte rules will apply to the OIAC. Because the OIAC is advising the FCC and will not directly result in the promulgation of new rules, the presentations to the OIAC will be treated as exempt presentations. Because issues addressed at the OIAC may be related to pending FCC proceedings, the FCC “will not rely in these proceedings on any information submitted to the OIAC, or to any of its subcommittees or working groups, unless that information is first placed in the record of the relevant proceeding.” More information is available here.