Among the topics on the agenda for the FCC Open Meeting on June 22 are the OneWeb market access request, and consideration of a notice of inquiry on improving competitive broadband access to multiple tenant environments.
“One of our top priorities remains promoting broadband competition and deployment,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai writes in a blog. “Accordingly, we will vote on an order paving the way for the company OneWeb to provide broadband services using satellite technology that holds unique promise to expand internet access in remote and rural areas.”
The Commission will consider an Order and Declaratory Ruling that recommends granting OneWeb’s request to be permitted to access the U.S. market using its proposed global non-geostationary satellite constellation for the provision of broadband communications services.
The FCC also will consider a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comments on “ways to facilitate greater consumer choice and enhance broadband deployment in multiple tenant environments such as apartment buildings, condominium buildings, shopping malls, or cooperatives.” It is looking for input on the current state of broadband competition in those locations and whether additional FCC action in this area is warranted to reduce hurdles that might be faced by broadband providers aiming to serve multiple tenant environments.
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