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Published: 7/25/2018
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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: 221
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: 244
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: 6/13/2018
Views: 261
A reminder that beginning July 1, 2018, Lifeline service providers in all states and territories are required to use the FCC’s new Lifeline consumer forms which consist of the Lifeline Application Form, Lifeline Annual Recertification Form, and the Lifeline Household Worksheet.   Read More...
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Published: 6/12/2018
Views: 286
ISP Transparency Disclosures
Net neutrality rules go into effect today, June 11, 2018. The new rules require Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) to disclose network management practices either through transparency disclosures that are accessible through the ISPs website or through the new database established by the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau at https://www.fcc.gov/disclosure-instructions-isps#block-menu-block-4.   Read More...
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Published: 6/8/2018
Views: 381
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: 350
The Wireline Competition Bureau announced yesterday, on its own motion, that it was granting a brief, limited waiver of the filing deadline for the annual eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) reporting requirements under section 54.313(j) of the Commission’s rules.   Read More...
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Published: 6/7/2018
Views: 375
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: 478
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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