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Published: 4/16/2019
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As mentioned in the April 15, 2019, GVNW Just So You Know publication, the FCC has eliminated the Local Rate Floor rule that has been in effect since 2011. The Order released on April 15, 2019, further explains that the FCC will continue to monitor residential local rates for a period of one year by continuing to require the accompanying reporting obligations. After July 1, 2020, Local Rate Floor reporting requirements will be eliminated.   Read More...
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Published: 4/15/2019
Views: 339
On April 12, 2019, the FCC eliminated the Local Rate Floor rule that has been in effect since 2011. Had the FCC not eliminated the rule, many rural consumers would have seen their local phone bill increase from $18 to $26.98 on July 1, 2019.   Read More...
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Published: 4/1/2019
Views: 488
Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) and/or certifying state commissions (“state entities”) are required to submit updated Study Area Boundary data by March 15 of each year, showing any changes made by December 31 of the previous year.   Read More...
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Published: 1/18/2019
Views: 692
A reminder that all carriers that utilize the National Portability Administration Center (NPAC) database due to either porting or pooling must comply with the new Annual Continuation Qualification (ACQ) requirements by keeping the information on file with iconectiv current and attesting to such.   Read More...
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Published: 1/11/2019
Views: 618
A reminder that carriers participating in Connect America Fund (CAF) programs with set broadband deployment obligations must file geocoded data via USAC’s HUBB portal by March 1, 2019. The filing will consist of the latitude and longitude coordinates for every location passed (not actual subscribers) where broadband service was newly deployed or upgraded in 2018.   Read More...
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Published: 1/8/2019
Views: 686
FCC Suspends Most Of Its Operations Caused By Partial Federal Government Shutdown
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) on January 3, 2019, announced that at noon it was suspending most of its operations due to a potential lapse of funding caused by the partial federal government shutdown. The Public Notice can be viewed using the following link: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-10A1.pdf   Read More...
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Published: 11/26/2018
Views: 833
FCC To Adopt USF Order And Further Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking At December 12th Open Meeting
Pursuant to its new practice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a draft of the Report and Order (R&O) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) that it will consider and undoubtedly adopt at its December 12th open meeting. No significant changes are expected to the draft R&O and FNPRM prior to their adoption.   Read More...
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Published: 11/2/2018
Views: 1298
Federal Communications Commission (Commission) recently adopted new rules - BDS
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) recently adopted new rules allowing rate-of-return carriers that receive fixed universal service support to choose to migrate their Business Data Service (“BDS”) offerings on a voluntarily basis to a reduced regulatory framework for the BDS markets they serve.   Read More...
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