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NECA publishes list of rural CLEC OCNs

By Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations

NECA has published a newly developed list of rural CLEC OCNs for use in efforts to help combat rural call completion problems. This list is the result of the FCC’s directions in its April 17 Second Report and Order and Third FNPRM on rural call completion.

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Filed under September 2018, Tagged with Call completion, FCC

In Focus: Fall 2018

By Bill Hegmann, president and CEO

In my spring communication to you, I previewed our new method of distributing Access articles. Our process is now fully operational, and as an Access subscriber you should be receiving email alerts, either weekly or on-publish (your choice) when we release a new feature. I hope you are enjoying our enhanced delivery of timely information. 

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Midmonth filings provide members flexibility for rate adjustments

By Jennifer Leonard, senior director – Access Tariffs and Costs

Is your company looking for more rate flexibility to support your marketing strategies and boost demand? Beginning in early 2017, we have offered flexibility to our members to make monthly changes to their consumer broadband-only loop rates, Subscriber Line Charges and Access Recovery Charges, to the extent allowed by FCC rules. As a result, we have made midmonth tariff filings nearly every month since to accommodate monthly rate changes.

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Filed under September 2018, Tagged with FCC, Tariffs, USF Reform

NECA files 2019 average schedule high-cost loop universal service formula

By Stojanka Mesalic, manager - Average Schedule Universal Service Methods

Recently we filed the 2019 modification of the average schedule high-cost loop universal service formula. If approved by the FCC, the formula will be in effect from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

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Filed under September 2018, Tagged with Average schedules, FCC, USF, USF Reform

Ethernet Transport Service rates reduced and realigned to fulfill customer needs

By Barbara Vrahnos, project manager – Access Technology and Planning

Our 2018/2019 Ethernet Transport Service rates add another component to your goal of meeting your customers’ needs. Four components of satisfying customer requirements are product, performance, price and promotion. 

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Filed under September 2018, Tagged with Broadband, Tariffs


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