FCC Announces Plan to Re-Establish Technological Advisory Committee
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | Comments

The FCC announced its intent to re-establish the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) on or before August 20 and asked for nominations for membership and a chair.

The commission plans to re-establish the TAC for a period of two years with an expected first meeting in October. The TAC provides technical advice to the commission and makes recommendations on the issues and questions presented to it. Among other issues, Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel will ask the TAC to start looking beyond 5G and conceptualize 6G to help set the stage for U.S. leadership.

Rosenworcel will also ask the TAC to study advanced spectrum sharing techniques, implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve the utilization of spectrum and other emerging technologies.

The commission is seeking applications from representatives of various sectors of the communications industry, representatives of state and local government agencies and organizations, and representatives of consumers and community organizations.

Specifically, the FCC is interested in individuals from organizations, such as:
• Communications service providers and organizations representing communications service providers, including wireline and wireless communications service providers, broadcast radio and TV licensees, cable television operators and other multichannel video programming distributors, satellite communications service providers, and internet service providers (ISPs);
• Manufacturers of communications equipment and organizations representing; manufacturers of communications equipment;
• Providers of internet applications or cloud-based services;
• Scientists and engineers from academia, or who serve as independent consultants and are recognized in their field; and
• Qualified representatives of other stakeholders and interested parties with relevant expertise.

Nominations for membership on the committee must be submitted to the FCC no later than August 20. Find the full notice here.

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