On the tentative docket for the FCC’s Dec. 12 open meeting are the following agenda items: a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to broaden its broadband initiatives, promoting technological innovation and encouraging investment via the creation of a shared access broadband service in the 3550 MHz-3650 MHz band for small-cell use; a Report, Order and Further NPRM on developing the capability to contact 911 emergency services via text messaging; and a Report and Order on reforming the FCC’s universal-service-support programs for healthcare that would expand healthcare providers’ access to broadband, especially in rural areas, while increasing overall efficiency and accountability in the programs. The meeting will start at 1 p.m., and it will be broadcast at fcc.gov/live.   

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