The Federal Communications Commission released its agenda for next week's open meeting on Tuesday. Notably, reform of the Universal Service Fund is not on the agenda.
Momentum for refocusing the high-cost portion of the USF towards broadband deployment has been building after a number of telecom firms unveiled a compromise plan on Friday. Separately, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle urged the FCC to act in statements issued last week.
Next week's agenda includes an order addressing several proposals to loosen regulatory restrictions to allow certain spectrum bands to be used for wireless backhaul. The commission will also discuss rules to streamline the review process for foreign firms looking to purchase wireless companies in the U.S.
Those rules would not apply to foreign firms looking to purchase broadcast license holders.