Last week the Federal Communications Commission released its tentative agenda for its July 15 open meeting. According to the agenda, the Commission plans to discuss three items, two of which are related to the Commission's broadband efforts to implement the National Broadband Plan. Specifically, the Commission intends to adopt a Rural Health Care Reform NPRM to "expand the reach and use of broadband connectivity by health care providers throughout the nation."
The Commission also intends to adopt a Spectrum Flexibility NPRM and NOI "seeking comment on ways to encourage investment in terrestrial broadband services within spectrum allocated to mobile satellite services, while maintaining robust mobile satellite capability." (The third item relates to transitioning to an electronic tariff filing process.)