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Published: 11/26/2018
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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: 215
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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Published: 10/9/2018
Views: 216
A reminder that beginning December 1, 2018, the Lifeline minimum service standards will increase as follows:   Read More...
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Published: 9/27/2018
Views: 298
If you recall, the FCC released an Order that was effective August 11, 2016 requiring Covered Providers to notify residential non-line powered subscribers (i.e. those served via fiber, fixed wireless, etc.) of service limitations in the event of a power outage. Notification must be provided to affected customers at the Point of Sale and annually.   Read More...
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Published: 7/25/2018
Views: 390
On July 13, 2018, the FCC released an Order that (1) eliminated the last of the Dialing Parity rule and (2) eased the “N-1” rule. The amended rules will be effective 30 days after the Order is published in the Federal Register.   Read More...
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Published: 7/17/2018
Views: 543
The Wireline Competition Bureau Issued An Order Establishing A Uniform Framework For Measuring The Speed And Latency Performance
The Wireline Competition Bureau (“WCB”) along with the Wireless Competition Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology recently adopted a uniform framework for measuring the speed and latency performance to set fixed locations for carriers receiving high-cost universal support to service fixed locations.   Read More...
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Published: 7/11/2018
Views: 586
Election Process for 2019 USAC-Elected Recertification
For those carriers electing to have USAC perform their rolling Lifeline recertification, it is necessary to elect USAC using the online election form. The election period for USAC-elected recertification is open from July 16, 2018 to August 31, 2018.   Read More...
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Published: 6/8/2018
Views: 734
Addendum To G-Point Key Dates For Fcc Forbearance Of The Contribution Assessment On Broadband For Rate-Of-Return Carriers
Yesterday GVNW announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted forbearance (Press Release) from applying the USF contribution requirements to rural LEC-provided broadband Internet access transmission services offered on a common carrier basis.   Read More...
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Published: 6/7/2018
Views: 716
FCC Eliminates Usf Contribution Assessment On Broadband For Rate-Of-Return Carriers
In response to a Petition for Forbearance filed by NTCA and USTelecom, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted forbearance (Press Release) from applying the USF contribution requirements to rural LEC-provided broadband Internet access transmission services offered on a common carrier basis.   Read More...
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Published: 5/30/2018
Views: 810
At June Meeting, Fcc Expected To Eliminate Usf Contribution Assessment On Broadband For Rate-Of-Return Carriers
In response to a Petition for Forbearance filed by NTCA and USTelecom, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to grant forbearance from applying the USF contribution requirements to rural LEC-provided broadband internet access transmission services offered on a common carrier basis.   Read More...
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