The FCC plans to take on four issues affecting the wireless industry at its next open meeting on May 20, including number portability and the 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Service (WCS) band.
The agency says it will move to standardize number portability so that the process takes just one business day and will issue a decision on interference rules for Siriux XM satellite radio and the neighboring WCS band.
The WCS band and Sirius XM operate on nearby spectrum, prompting concerns about interference of services running in the 2.3 GHz band.
The FCC also will move to ensure that broadband providers have “nondiscriminatory, just, and reasonable access” to utility poles. The agency will also issue a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the subject.
Also included in the FCC’s tentative open meeting agenda is a look at the 14th edition of the Mobile Wireless Competition Report, which will expand on the agency’s previous inquiries into the issue.
Finally, the commission will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform the E-Rate program to make broadband more accessible in schools and libraries.
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