On April 21, 2022, the FCC will be hosting its monthly open meeting. The docket includes improving receiver performance, wireless emergency alerts, and two restricted adjudicatory matters.
The FCC will consider a Notice of Inquiry to promote more efficient use of spectrum through improved receiver interference immunity performance, thereby facilitating the introduction of new and innovative services. The Notice of Inquiry would develop an up-to-date record on the role of receivers in spectrum management. This notice would also lay the foundation for future Commission actions that can promote improvements in receiver performance.
The FCC will also consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Since its launch one decade ago, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) has become an essential part of America’s emergency preparedness. WEAs have been used more than 61,000 times to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on compatible cell phones and other mobile devices. On the 10th anniversary of WEA, the FCC seeks to further improve the effectiveness of this critical public safety tool by building on the Commission’s prior proposals and refreshing the record on whether it should require participating wireless providers to file public reports with the Commission on WEA’s reliability, speed, and accuracy.
The meeting will be available for public viewing via live feed on the FCC’s website.