Just So You Know

"Just So You Know" are short and quick updates (local rate floor freeze, FCC filing site down, FCC filing delayed, etc)

Published: 5/10/2018
Views: 29
The Wireline Competition Bureau announced the revised A-CAM offer on May 7, 2018. Click Here to view the report that lists the revised state-level offers along with the revised deployment obligations.   Read More...



Published: 4/6/2018
Views: 160
A reminder that the FCC Form 481 is due July 2, 2018. All ETCs participating in the High Cost and/or Lifeline programs (except Mobility Fund Phase I participants) must file the Form 481 annually. Updated instructions are now available and ETCs are able to log into the USAC E-File portal and access the 481.   Read More...



Published: 3/19/2018
Views: 151
A reminder that the online Form 183 Application for the CAF Phase II Auction is now available at https://auctionsignon.fcc.gov/signon/index.htm. In order to access the online Form 183 and to start filling out the application, carriers will need to use their FRN and password.   Read More...



Published: 2/1/2018
Views: 456
A reminder that carriers who participate in the Connect American Fund programs are required to report geolocated deployment data for newly deployed or upgraded locations.   Read More...



Published: 11/30/2017
Views: 606
Lifeline-Supported Services Minimum Standards
A reminder that beginning December 1, 2017, the Lifeline minimum service standards will increase as follows   Read More...



Published: 11/10/2017
Views: 560
2018 Urban Rates for Voice & Broadband Services
On November 8, 2017 the FCC released a Public Notice regarding the 2018 reasonable comparability benchmarks for fixed voice and broadband services for ETC's.   Read More...



Published: 10/24/2017
Views: 116
No More International Traffic & Revenue Reports
As you may recall, the FCC released a temporary waiver earlier this year with regards to the International Traffic & Revenue reporting requirement that has historically been due July 31 annually.   Read More...



Published: 9/1/2017
Views: 113
Lifeline Process Updates
As a reminder, beginning August 2017 (September 1 snapshot) FCC Form 497s will not be processed if the number of Lifeline subscribers claimed is higher than the NLAD snapshot. Subscribers claimed on the FCC Form 497 from here on out will need to be equal to or less than the NLAD subscriber count. 497 filings for NLAD opt-out states (CA, TX, OR, VT) are not affected by this process change at this time.   Read More...



Published: 7/28/2017
Views: 114
Competitive Overlap Challenge
As you may be aware, the Wireline Competition Bureau has announced that the updated June 30, 2016 Form 477 data will be the data used for the competitive overlap challenge processes for the CAF-BLS and the Alaska Plan.   Read More...



Published: 7/21/2017
Views: 132
Legacy CPNI Rules Back in the Game
On June 29, 2017, the FCC released an Order that clarified the status of CPNI for telecommunications carriers. The Order clarified that the 2016 Privacy Order "shall be treated as though it had never taken effect".   Read More...



Published: 6/2/2017
Views: 122
FCC Form 481 Ready for Certification
The Office of Management and Budget has approved the FCC Form 481. The certify buttons for the online form have been enabled so that Final Certifications can now be completed via USAC's password protected E-File portal once the form is ready for certification.   Read More...



Published: 6/1/2017
Views: 115
CAF ICC Data Required To Be Filed With Your State Commission
On June 1, 2017, NECA sent out a reminder that pursuant to 54.304(d)(1) of the Federal Communications Commission's rules require rate-of-return carriers seeking CAF ICC support to file their CAF ICC data and certifications with their state commission this year by June 16, 2017.   Read More...