Title II Absent From FCC Sept. 23 Agenda


The Federal Communications Commission's tentative agenda for the Sept. 23 public meeting bears no mention of Title II reclassification of broadband.

It could always be added, but the odds are long.

Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed reclassifying broadband transmissions under Title II common carrier regulations, but action on that, if there is action, is not expected until later in the fall.

The FCC does plan to vote on an order on the white spaces proceeding, in which it is allowing unlicensed devices to share the spaces between broadcasters DTV channels as a way of suprring advanced wi-fi.

Also on the agenda (available on the commission's Web site) are two items on improving emergency communications and an order upgrading the E-rate program, which connects schools and libraries to the Internet, as part of the National Broadband Plan.