At its April 27 open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote on the following items of interest:

>> Billing for Unauthorized Charges (“Cramming”) Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: The agency will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that protects consumers by adopting and proposing additional rules to help consumers prevent and detect the unlawful and fraudulent placement of unauthorized charges on their telephone bills.??

>> Innovation in the Television Bands Report and Order: The commission will consider a Report and Order establishing a regulatory framework for channel sharing among television licensees in connection with an incentive auction of spectrum.??

>> Universal Service Fund Contributions Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: The FCC will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposals to reform and modernize how Universal Service Fund contributions are assessed and recovered.??

Open meetings usually start at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305 at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. You also can watch a live stream at FCC.gov/live.

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