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Table of Contents - January 12, 2018

FCC to Consider WEA, CAF-II, Economic Office Items Jan. 30

The FCC is tentatively scheduled to consider seven items at its Jan. 30 meeting, including those upgrading wireless emergency alerts (WEAs), addressing Connect America Fund Phase II issues, and creating a new Office of Economic and Analytics (OEA).

The agency also tentatively plans to consider Media Bureau items dealing with eliminating a requirement on the submission of paper copies of contracts and other documents and the deleting obsolete digital TV transition rules. An Enforcement Bureau item, for which no details were provided, was also on the tentative agenda released Jan 9.

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FCC Settles Lifeline Probes Against Five Carriers

The FCC has approved consent decrees settling investigations of five providers that the agency said received improper payments from the Lifeline program.

In 2013, the FCC had proposed $53.9 million in fines against the companies. Under the consent decrees released recently, the companies paid nearly $2.36 million.

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