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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

Washington report: dog days of summer bring plenty of activity

By Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations

August in Washington usually means both the Senate and House are in their home states and districts spending time with constituents. While that is true for the House, the Senate remained in Washington for the bulk of the month, ostensibly to get through a logjam of nominations and other work.

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Filed under August 2018, Tagged with Broadband, Congress, FCC, Oversight, USF

Big decisions loom in presidential and universal service elections for rate-of-return carriers

By Teresa Evert, senior manager – Regulatory

November elections are upon us! Not only the presidential election - but also A-CAM elections. (Funny, neither Donald nor Hillary has brought this up.) Unlike the presidential election, the A-CAM elections start a series of deadlines leading up to the anticipated January, 2017 inauguration date of the Commission's new plan for providing USF support to rate-of-return carriers for the deployment of broadband-only services.

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Filed under October 2016, Tagged with USF, USF Reform


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