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    September 9, 2019 - REGScan

    • The Wireline Competition Bureau announced tariff review plans for use by rate-of-return carriers that have elected incentive regulation for their business data services offerings pursuant to the 2018 RoR BDS order have been posted on the FCC’s website.
    • USTelecom offered suggestions on HUBB portal reporting on when USAC should treat a change to a reported location’s geocoding as a “modification” as opposed to a “deletion.”  
    • The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet held a field hearing on rural broadband in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Commissioner Carr was one of the witnesses.  
    • The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a hearing on September 11, 2019, on broadband mapping.  
    • NTCA discussed the definition of access stimulation as described in the June 2018 NPRM.  
    • WTA filed comments in support of NTCA’s petition for a waiver of the updated minimum service speed standard applicable to fixed wireline broadband internet access service eligible for support under the Lifeline program. Replies are due September 13, 2019. all comments available

    September 3, 2019 - REGScan

    • The FCC announced it is ready to authorize CAF Phase II Auction 903 support for the 375 winning bids identified in attachment A of the public notice. Applicants are required to submit irrevocable standby letter(s) of credit and Bankruptcy Code opinion letter(s) by September 10, 2019.  
    • Reply comments were filed on the NPRM proposing to establish an $11.42 billion cap on the USF, which is the sum of the authorized budgets for the four USF programs in 2018.  
    • Reply comments were filed on the FNPRM proposing revisions to FCC rules implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and on issues pertaining to implementation of SHAKEN/STIR.  
    • Nominations are due October 28, 2019, for six board member positions on the USAC board of directors, for a three year term.  
    • Comments were filed by the Oregon PUC and TCA on NTCA’s petition for a waiver of the updated minimum service speed standard applicable to fixed wireline broadband internet access service eligible for support under the Lifeline program. Replies are due September 13, 2019. public notice  
    • The FCC issued a report and order and FNPRM that adopted a schedule of regulatory fees to assess and collect $339,000,000 in regulatory fees for fiscal year 2019. Fees are due September 24, 2019. The FNPRM seeks comment on proposals to amend the FCC’s schedule of regulatory fees for FY 2020. Comments are due 30 days after Federal Register publication; replies due 60 days after FR.   
    • The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet will hold a field hearing on rural broadband in South Dakota on September 5, 2019.

    • The Wireline Competition Bureau released its Voice Telephone Services report and Internet access services report.