FCC’s February 2015 Open Commission Meeting

The February 2015 Open Commission Meeting of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be followed closely by Net Neutrality supporters and the broadband industry: the Commission is expected to vote on Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposals for New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet. The meeting will be broadcast live.

Earlier this month, Chairman Wheeler announced that the following items will tentatively be on the agenda for the open meeting scheduled for Thursday, 26th February, 2015:

  • Open Internet:
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order that responds to the Verizon court remand and adopts strong open Internet rules, grounded in multiple sources of the Commission’s legal authority, to ensure that Americans reap the economic, social, and civic benefits of an open Internet today and into the future.
  • Community Broadband:
    The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing petitions filed by two municipal broadband providers asking that the Commission preempt provisions of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the abilities of communities to provide broadband service.

The meeting agenda has been confirmed.

The meeting will take place in Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m EST (4.30 p.m. to 6:30 pm CET).
The proposals for protecting the Open Internet were announced in a blog post published by Chairman Wheeler on Wired. The fact sheet is available here, while more details about the FCC meeting is available here.