Mark your calendars for the next open Federal Communications Commission (FCC) meeting, set for Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. Here’s what’s on the agenda so far:? 

>> Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture Notice of Inquiry (NOI): The commission will consider a NOI examining the role of deployable aerial communications architecture (DACA) in facilitating emergency response by rapidly restoring communications capabilities in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic event. ?
>> Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs) Report and Order (R&O) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM): The agency will vote on a R&O and FNPRM to establish service rules and an allocation for Medical Body Area Networks and seek comment on the selection of an MBAN coordinator.
>> Removing Barriers to Broadband Deployment in the 800 MHz Band R&O: Commissioners will look at a R&O that will provide EA-based 800 MHz licensees with the flexibility to better utilize spectrum to transition networks from legacy 2G technologies to advanced wireless technologies.??

The Open Meeting is in Room TW-C305 at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The event will be shown live at

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