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In Focus: Winter 2018

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

As I write this, the state of our union was addressed recently. I can report with confidence that NECA remains committed fully to helping our members provide to their customers cost effective and superior service. With USF orders that appear favorable to our members currently circulating at the FCC, we will be wholly prepared to assist members with implementation efforts upon release. Our annual tariff election has begun and it is because of this confidence I recommend strongly your continued participation in our tariffs and pools.

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NECA files 2018 average schedule formula changes

By Tanja Curovic, senior director – Rates, Average Schedules and Advanced Analytics

On December 21, 2017, NECA filed the 2018 Modification of Average Schedules. These formulas are reviewed by the FCC and are scheduled to become effective in July 2018, subject to an FCC order expected by June 2018.

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Filed under January 2018, Tagged with Average schedules, Winter 2018

Alphabet soup of telecom associations and task groups

By Barbara Vrahnos, project manager – Access Technology and Planning

It is clear we are in an acronym-driven industry. Many of the industry associations and task groups on which NECA employees participate carry their own unique handle: CIGRR, BIRRDS and LERG are a few of my favorites. Please allow me to familiarize you with this telecom alphabet soup.

 

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NECA files 2017 average schedule formula changes

By Shan Lin, Senior Manager – Average Schedule Development

On December 22, NECA filed the 2017 Modification of Average Schedules. These formulas are reviewed by the FCC and will become effective July 2017 subject to an FCC Order expected in June 2017. 

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Filed under January 2017, Tagged with Average schedules

Average schedule formula changes proposed

By Karen Rowland, Senior Manager – Average Schedule Methods

As required by the FCC's Part 69 rules, NECA develops average schedule formulas designed to simulate the disbursements received by cost companies with characteristics similar to the average schedule population. Filed each December, these formulas are reviewed by the FCC and become effective subject to an FCC Order. Assuming FCC approval, formula modifications become effective on July 1, and reflect changes in company cost characteristics, demand, FCC rules, network technology and related operations.

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