The FCC has moved its November public meeting from Tuesday, Nov. 19, to Friday, Nov. 22.
The move is to allow Commissioner Michael O'Rielly's attendance at the WRC-19 conference in Egypt, according to an FCC spokesperson.
The meeting is currently slated for votes on seven items, including a long-awaited item prohibiting Universal Service Fund broadband subsidies to be spent on suspect network technology, like that of Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE.
Even if O'Rielly had missed the meeting, that item would likely pass unanimously anyway.
The World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Oct. 28-Nov. 22.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.