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FCC Reschedules First DSTAC Meeting

The FCC announced Thursday that it has rescheduled the first-ever meeting of the Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC) for Monday, Feb. 23, starting at 10 a.m. ET.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 17), but was cancelled after a snowstorm caused a shutdown of all federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area.

An FCC-appointed group of 18 execs and specialists from companies and organizations that include Comcast, Public Knowledge, AT&T, TiVo, Amazon, Evolution Digital and the Motion Picture Association of America, make up the committee. The DSTAC was formed soon after the STELAR Act became law on Dec. 5, 2014, activating a provision that will sunset the FCC’s current ban on set-tops with integrated security after a year.

The DSTAC is tasked with filing a report with the Commission by September 4, 2015.

During next week’s meeting, the DSTAC will focus on the scope of that report, the ultimate goals of the effort with respect to navigation device and content security, and recommend working groups and the tasks they’ll be assigned.