• The FCC has released the Final Agenda for its next Open Meeting on August 3, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern. It contains the same two items previously noticed: a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on modernizing the cable rules to encourage the transition to digital technology; and a multi-part item regarding measures to streamline the regulation of Fixed Service wireless spectrum. To read the Final Agenda, click here.
  • On July 26, the FCC announced that, via the first phase of implementation of the Connect America Fund, almost 400,000 residents of 37 states will have access to broadband service within three years. In conjunction with this announcement, the FCC released an interactive map, available here, to depict the areas receiving support. The goal of Connect America is to bring broadband to 7 million unserved rural areas within six years. A press release is available here.