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FCC Clears Agenda of January Meeting Citing Shutdown (1)

Jan. 23, 2019, 7:54 PM

The Federal Communications Commission won’t consider five initiatives that had been set for votes at its monthly meeting Jan. 30 and plans to conduct the meeting via conference call if the partial government shutdown hasn’t ended, agency spokesman Mark Wigfield said in an email.

The commission had been scheduled to consider changes to a rural broadband subsidy program, and measures to combat caller ID spoofing.

Votes were also canceled on proposals to update agency’s Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service—which helps people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing place and receive phone calls—scrap a broadcast filing requirement, and change the licensing process...

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