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Published: 1/11/2019
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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
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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:   Read More...
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Published: 11/26/2018
Views: 198
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: 349
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: 283
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: 392
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: 463
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: 634
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: 691
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: 829
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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