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Authorization of Radiofrequency EquipmentRule2017-2321711/02/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionThe Federal Communications Commission (Commission) amends its equipment authorization regulations, increasing the Commission's agility to respond to changes in technology and industry standards. This rule consolidates, simplifies, and … The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) amends its equipment authorization regulations, increasing the Commission's agility to respond to changes in technology and industry standards. This rule consolidates, simplifies, and streamlines certain procedures, and removes the requirement to file the import declaration FCC Form 740 under certain circumstances.authorization-of-radiofrequency-equipmentFR-Doc-2017-23217
Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010Rule2017-1552608/10/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission adopts rules pursuant to Section 202 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) to expand the availability of video described programming on top-rated broadca … In this document, the Commission adopts rules pursuant to Section 202 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) to expand the availability of video described programming on top-rated broadcast and nonbroadcast networks. Specifically, the document adopts the proposal to increase the amount of described programming on each ``included network'' carried by a covered broadcast station or multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD), from 50 hours per calendar quarter to 87.5 hours per quarter. Covered broadcast stations and MVPDs must start providing the additional hours of video described programming on ``included networks'' in the calendar quarter beginning on July 1, 2018. The document also provides more flexibility than exists under the Commission's current rules regarding when the additional hours of described programming may be aired. This update to the Commission's video description rules will help ensure that Americans who are blind or visually impaired can be connected, informed, and entertained by television.video-description-implementation-of-the-twenty-first-century-communications-and-video-accessibilityFR-Doc-2017-15526
Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment; Technology Transitions; Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking To Reform Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access ServicesRule2017-1071306/02/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, a Report and Order provides a new framework for deregulating Business Data Services in areas where competitive forces are able to ensure just and reasonable rates. Acknowledging the presence of increased competiti … In this document, a Report and Order provides a new framework for deregulating Business Data Services in areas where competitive forces are able to ensure just and reasonable rates. Acknowledging the presence of increased competition evidenced by the record in this proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission amends its rules to reflect changes in the business data services marketplace. By adopting this framework the Commission acts to further bolster competition and investment in business data services, and takes further steps to decrease the cost of broadband infrastructure deployment.business-data-services-in-an-internet-protocol-environment-technology-transitions-special-access-forFR-Doc-2017-10713
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty RatesProposed Rule2017-1097005/30/2017LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of CongressThe Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish for comment proposed regulations to require covered cable systems to pay a separate per-telecast royalty (a Sports Surcharge) in addition to the other royalties that that cable system mus … The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish for comment proposed regulations to require covered cable systems to pay a separate per-telecast royalty (a Sports Surcharge) in addition to the other royalties that that cable system must pay under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.adjustment-of-cable-statutory-license-royalty-ratesFR-Doc-2017-10970
Expansion of Revisions to Public Inspection File Requirements-Broadcaster Correspondence File and Cable Principal Headend LocationRule2017-0346502/23/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) eliminates two public inspection file requirements: The requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain in their public inspection file copies of letters and em … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) eliminates two public inspection file requirements: The requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain in their public inspection file copies of letters and emails from the public; and the requirement that cable operators maintain for public inspection the designation and location of the cable system's principal headend. Our actions will reduce regulatory burdens on commercial broadcasters and cable operators, advance regulatory parity with respect to our public file requirements among various program distributors, and improve security at local stations and principal headend locations.expansion-of-revisions-to-public-inspection-file-requirements-broadcaster-correspondence-file-andFR-Doc-2017-03465
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty RatesRule2016-2052909/13/2016LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of CongressOn April 26, 2016, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) published for comment proposed regulations governing royalty rates and terms for the distant retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations by cable te … On April 26, 2016, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) published for comment proposed regulations governing royalty rates and terms for the distant retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations by cable television systems to their subscribers. The participants in the proceeding concluded their negotiations and asked for readoption of the cable rate regulations without change. The Judges accepted the negotiated settlement and did not propose any substantive changes to the participants' proposed rates and terms. However, the Judges' proposed regulations updated terms, moved the rules to the chapter of the CFR that includes other applicable rules of the Copyright Royalty Board, and proposed certain other non-substantive changes to make the rules easier to read. The Judges received comments from the Phase I parties on the proposed changes and finding the suggested revisions therein clarified the rule, accepted all of the proposed changes.adjustment-of-cable-statutory-license-royalty-ratesFR-Doc-2016-20529
Technology Transitions, Policies and Rules Governing Retirement of Copper Loops by Incumbent Local Exchange CarriersRule2016-2021509/12/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiated this rulemaking in August 2015 to help guide and accelerate the transitions from networks based on TDM circuit-switched voice services running on copper lo … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiated this rulemaking in August 2015 to help guide and accelerate the transitions from networks based on TDM circuit-switched voice services running on copper loops to all-IP multi-media networks using copper, co-axial cable, wireless, and fiber as physical infrastructure. In this Second Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration, we take several actions aimed at stripping away anachronistic rules while ensuring that competition continues to thrive and consumers are protected during technology transitions.technology-transitions-policies-and-rules-governing-retirement-of-copper-loops-by-incumbent-localFR-Doc-2016-20215
Revisions to Public Inspection File Requirements-Broadcaster Correspondence File and Cable Principal Headend LocationProposed Rule2016-1479306/22/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to eliminate two public inspection file requirements--the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain in their public inspection file copies of let … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to eliminate two public inspection file requirements--the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain in their public inspection file copies of letters and emails from the public and the requirement that cable operators maintain for public inspection the designation and location of the cable system's principal headend. Because of potential privacy concerns associated with putting the correspondence file online and because many cable operators prefer not to post online the location of their principal headend for security reasons, removing these requirements would enable commercial broadcasters and cable operators to make their entire public inspection file available online and obviate also maintaining a local public file. Eliminating these public file requirements thus would reduce the regulatory burdens on commercial broadcasters and cable operators.revisions-to-public-inspection-file-requirements-broadcaster-correspondence-file-and-cable-principalFR-Doc-2016-14793
Commercial Availability of Navigation DevicesRule2016-0576203/16/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionThe Commission amends a set-top box rule to eliminate a requirement that multichannel video programming distributors rely on separated security in devices that they sell, lease, or otherwise provide to subscribers.The Commission amends a set-top box rule to eliminate a requirement that multichannel video programming distributors rely on separated security in devices that they sell, lease, or otherwise provide to subscribers.commercial-availability-of-navigation-devicesFR-Doc-2016-05762
Expanding Consumers' Video Navigation Choices; Commercial Availability of Navigation DevicesProposed Rule2016-0576303/16/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, we propose new rules to empower consumers to choose how they wish to access the multichannel video programming to which they subscribe, and promote innovation in the display, selection, and use of this programming … In this document, we propose new rules to empower consumers to choose how they wish to access the multichannel video programming to which they subscribe, and promote innovation in the display, selection, and use of this programming and of other video programming available to consumers. We take steps to fulfill our obligation under section 629 of the Communications Act to assure a commercial market for devices that can access multichannel video programming and other services offered over multichannel video programming systems. We propose rules intended to allow consumer electronics manufacturers, innovators, and other developers to build devices or software solutions that can navigate the universe of multichannel video programming with a competitive user interface. We also seek comment on outstanding issues related to our CableCARD rules.expanding-consumers-video-navigation-choices-commercial-availability-of-navigation-devicesFR-Doc-2016-05763
Expansion of Online Public File Obligations to Cable and Satellite TV Operators and Broadcast and Satellite Radio LicenseesRule2016-0411702/29/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission expand the list of entities that will be required to post their public inspection files to the FCC's online database. In 2012, the Commission adopted online public file rules that required broadcast tel … In this document, the Commission expand the list of entities that will be required to post their public inspection files to the FCC's online database. In 2012, the Commission adopted online public file rules that required broadcast television stations to post public file documents to a central, FCC-hosted online database rather than maintaining paper files locally at their main studios. Our goals were to modernize the procedures television broadcasters use to inform the public about how they are serving their communities, to make information concerning broadcast service more accessible to the public, and, over time, to reduce the cost of broadcasters' compliance. This final rule document continues our modernization effort by expanding the online file to other media entities to extend the benefits of improved public access to public inspection files and, ultimately, reduce the burden of maintaining these files.expansion-of-online-public-file-obligations-to-cable-and-satellite-tv-operators-and-broadcast-andFR-Doc-2016-04117
Accessibility of User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and MenusRule2016-0092902/04/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission adopts additional rules under the authority of Sections 204 and 205 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), which mandate the accessibility of user in … In this document, the Commission adopts additional rules under the authority of Sections 204 and 205 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), which mandate the accessibility of user interfaces on digital apparatus and navigation devices used to view video programming. First, the document adopts usability requirements for entities covered by Section 204 of the CVAA and information, documentation, and training requirements for entities covered by both Section 204 and Section 205 of the CVAA. The document also adopts rules that will require manufacturers of digital apparatus and navigation devices to publicize the availability of accessible devices on manufacturer Web sites that must be accessible to those with disabilities. These requirements will ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to information and documentation about the availability of accessible video devices and how to operate them. The document declines to adopt a requirement that multichannel video programming providers include more detailed program information for public, educational, and governmental channels in their video programming guides, finding that such a requirement is outside the scope of Section 205 of the CVAA. Finally, the document reconsiders guidance on which activation mechanisms for closed captioning are reasonably comparable to a button, key, or icon.accessibility-of-user-interfaces-and-video-programming-guides-and-menusFR-Doc-2016-00929
Technology Transitions, Policies and Rules Governing Retirement of Copper Loops by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange CarriersRule2015-2450510/19/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionThe Commission initiated this rulemaking in January 2015 to help guide and accelerate the technological revolutions that are underway involving the transitions from networks based on TDM circuit- switched voice services running on cop … The Commission initiated this rulemaking in January 2015 to help guide and accelerate the technological revolutions that are underway involving the transitions from networks based on TDM circuit- switched voice services running on copper loops to all-IP multi-media networks using copper, co-axial cable, wireless, and fiber as physical infrastructure. This rulemaking and order on reconsideration is only one of a series of Commission actions to protect core values and ensure the success of these technology transitions. In this item, we take steps to ensure that competition continues to thrive and to protect consumers during transitions. These steps will help to ensure that the technology transitions continue to succeed.technology-transitions-policies-and-rules-governing-retirement-of-copper-loops-by-incumbent-localFR-Doc-2015-24505
Television Market Modification; Statutory ImplementationRule2015-2499910/02/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission adopts satellite television market modification rules to implement section 102 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act of 2014. The STELAR gives the Comm … In this document, the Commission adopts satellite television market modification rules to implement section 102 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act of 2014. The STELAR gives the Commission authority to modify a commercial television broadcast station's local television market for purposes of satellite carriage rights. In this document, the Commission revises the current cable market modification rule to apply also to satellite carriage, while adding provisions to address the unique nature of satellite television service. The document also makes conforming and other minor changes to the cable market modification rules.television-market-modification-statutory-implementationFR-Doc-2015-24999
Technology Transitions, Policies and Rules Governing Retirement of Copper Loops by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange CarriersProposed Rule2015-2362309/25/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission takes further action on a rulemaking it initiated in January 6, 2015, to help guide and accelerate the technological revolutions that are underway involving the transitions from networks based on TDM ci … In this document, the Commission takes further action on a rulemaking it initiated in January 6, 2015, to help guide and accelerate the technological revolutions that are underway involving the transitions from networks based on TDM circuit-switched voice services running on copper loops to all-IP multi-media networks using copper, co-axial cable, wireless, and fiber as physical infrastructure. This Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) is only one of a series of Commission actions to protect core values and ensure the success of these technology transitions. In this FNPRM, we take steps to ensure that competition continues to thrive and to protect consumers during transitions. These steps will help to ensure that the technology transitions continue to succeed.technology-transitions-policies-and-rules-governing-retirement-of-copper-loops-by-incumbent-localFR-Doc-2015-23623
Reorganization of the Enforcement Bureau's Field OperationsRule2015-2196309/08/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionThe Federal Communications Commission (the Commission) acts to improve the Commission's efficiency, effectively manage Commission resources, and align the Commission's field enforcement activities with contemporary needs for a field en … The Federal Communications Commission (the Commission) acts to improve the Commission's efficiency, effectively manage Commission resources, and align the Commission's field enforcement activities with contemporary needs for a field enforcement presence. The Commission, the Office of Managing Director and the Enforcement Bureau will take several actions to realign the mission and resources of its 24 field offices. The Bureau's field offices will primarily support the enforcement of the Commission's radio frequency spectrum rules and other key regulations in a manner likely to have the greatest impact, in the most cost effective way possible.reorganization-of-the-enforcement-bureaus-field-operationsFR-Doc-2015-21963
Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and Video DescriptionRule2015-1632407/10/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission adopts additional rules under the authority of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) to make emergency information in video programming accessible to indivi … In this document, the Commission adopts additional rules under the authority of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) to make emergency information in video programming accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. First, the document requires multichannel video programming distributors to pass through a secondary audio stream containing audible emergency information when they permit consumers to access linear programming on second screen devices, such as tablets, smartphones, laptops, and similar devices. Second, the document requires manufacturers of apparatus that receive or play back video programming to provide a mechanism that is simple and easy to use for activating the secondary audio stream to access audible emergency information.accessible-emergency-information-and-apparatus-requirements-for-emergency-information-and-videoFR-Doc-2015-16324
Concerning Effective Competition; Implementation of Section 111 of the STELA Reauthorization ActRule2015-1580607/02/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission improves and expedites the Effective Competition process by adopting a rebuttable presumption that cable operators are subject to Competing Provider Effective Competition. This action implements secti … In this document, the Commission improves and expedites the Effective Competition process by adopting a rebuttable presumption that cable operators are subject to Competing Provider Effective Competition. This action implements section 111 of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, which directs the Commission to adopt a streamlined Effective Competition process for small cable operators.concerning-effective-competition-implementation-of-section-111-of-the-stela-reauthorization-actFR-Doc-2015-15806
Modernizing Common Carrier RulesProposed Rule2015-1047005/06/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiates a rulemaking that seeks to update the Commission's rules to better reflect current requirements and technology by removing outmoded regulations from the … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiates a rulemaking that seeks to update the Commission's rules to better reflect current requirements and technology by removing outmoded regulations from the CFR. The Commission proposes to update the CFR by eliminating certain rules from which the Commission has forborn and eliminating references to telegraph service in certain rules. The Commission would clarify regulatory requirements, and modernize our rules to better reflect the state of the current telecommunications market.modernizing-common-carrier-rulesFR-Doc-2015-10470
Protecting and Promoting the Open InternetRule2015-0784104/13/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) establishes rules to protect and promote the open Internet. Specifically, the Open Internet Order adopts bright-line rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and pai … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) establishes rules to protect and promote the open Internet. Specifically, the Open Internet Order adopts bright-line rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization; a rule preventing broadband providers from unreasonably interfering or disadvantaging consumers or edge providers from reaching one another on the Internet; and provides for enhanced transparency into network management practices, network performance, and commercial terms of broadband Internet access service. These rules apply to both fixed and mobile broadband Internet access services. The Order reclassifies broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service subject to Title II of the Communications Act. Finally, the Order forbears from the majority of Title II provisions, leaving in place a framework that will support regulatory action while simultaneously encouraging broadband investment, innovation, and deployment.protecting-and-promoting-the-open-internetFR-Doc-2015-07841
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