Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft of the #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan and is seeking comments. The plan points to policies to make the communications sector work for everyone.
The #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan is available here on the FCC website. Public comments are due by January 11, 2017.
What’s In It
The current draft provides policy recommendations that cover almost the entire scope of the communications sector. Here are a few highlights to give you a hint of what’s inside:
- Reforming Inmate Calling Services by establishing reasonable rates
- Improving gender and racial diversity in the tech and broadcasting industries
- Affirming local control and the role of community networks
- Supporting the FCC’s Office of Native Affairs
Each goal is further broken down into specific policy recommendations. Although touching on many subjects, the plan is only 11 pages long.
Proposals From the Policy Forum
This draft came out of Commissioner Clyburn’s #ConnectingCommunities tour and subsequent #Solutions2020 Policy Forum. Throughout the tour and at the policy forum, local leaders and stakeholders were able to speak directly about their needs in the community and their ideas for potential solutions. This #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan gathers all of these ideas into one document to guide policymakers moving forward.