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NECA EXPO 2018 welcomes everyone to The Crescent City

By Val Kostenko, manager - IR Communications and Methods

EXPO 2018 arrives in the heart of the French Quarter at the New Orleans Marriott on Sunday, November 4, and concludes on Wednesday, November 7. 

 

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Filed under May 2018, Tagged with EXPO, FCC, Net neutrality, USF Reform, Spring 2018

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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Washington Report: infrastructure and net neutrality

By Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations

Washington has been abuzz with a looming infrastructure plan, broadband funding issues and, as you may have guessed, net neutrality.

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In Focus: July 2017

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

We have turned the corner on an extremely active first half of 2017. Considering the very engaging FCC Open Meetings with close to double-digit agenda items, and the process of Commission nominations to fill open slots, it appears the accelerated pace will continue. All that recent activity is captured in the Washington Report.

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Washington Report: broadband, nominations and oversight

By Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations

Things have been picking up on the telecom front on Capitol Hill recently. This is probably for a variety of reasons, including: industry pressure and national press attention on issues such as rural broadband and net neutrality; speculation over a possible infrastructure package that may include funding for broadband; President Donald Trump’s nominations to the FCC, including the renomination of Jessica Rosenworcel, which removed some legislative roadblocks; and actions taken by the FCC on hot topics like net neutrality.

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NECA files comments in Restoring Internet Freedom docket

NECA filed comments recently on the FCC NPRM proposing to reclassify broadband internet access service as an information service subject to Title I of the Telecommunications Act. Regardless of the classification decision, NECA suggested the Commission reaffirm that rural rate-of-return local exchange carriers will retain the option to offer broadband transmission service as a Title II common carriage service, either on a tariffed or non-tariffed basis.

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Filed under July 2017, Tagged with NECA, Net neutrality, Open internet


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