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Published: 5/10/2018
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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...
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Published: 4/6/2018
Views: 165
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...
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Published: 3/28/2018
Views: 311
FCC Takes Action on USF Issues
On March 23, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission adopted an order intended to ensure that high-cost universal service support provided to eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) is used only for the provision, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and services for which the high-cost support is intended.   Read More...
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Published: 3/19/2018
Views: 154
A reminder that the online Form 183 Application for the CAF Phase II Auction is now available at 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...
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Published: 3/1/2018
Views: 541
Procedures Set For Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process And Dates For Challenge Window Set
On February 27, 2018, the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, along with the Wireline Competition Bureau and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, established the procedures for the Mobile Fund Phase II challenge process and published the map of areas presumptively eligible for Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) support (initial eligible areas map).   Read More...
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Published: 2/15/2018
Views: 569
Access Request Form For The Mobility Fund Phase Ii Challenge Process Portal Is Now Available
On February 14, 2018, the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, along with the Wireline Competition Bureau and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, announced that a web-based form is now available for eligible mobile service providers or government entities (state, local, or Tribal) to request access to the Universal Service Administration Company’s challenge process portal.   Read More...
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Published: 2/1/2018
Views: 459
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...
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Published: 1/30/2018
Views: 911
CAF Phase II Auction (903) Dates and Procedures Set by FCC
On January 30, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted an order that set the date for the highly anticipated CAF Phase II Auction and the procedures on how it will take place. Below is a brief summary of the relevant dates and some of the procedures set for the auction.   Read More...
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Published: 12/20/2017
Views: 851
Net Neutrality Information For Clients To Use With Customers
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently rescinded its Net Neutrality rules. The following are suggestions for how your company may deal with questions from customers about what impact the FCC’s decision might have on the internet and their services with your company.   Read More...
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Published: 11/30/2017
Views: 611
Lifeline-Supported Services Minimum Standards
A reminder that beginning December 1, 2017, the Lifeline minimum service standards will increase as follows   Read More...
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