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In Focus: April 2017

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

Although 2017 is only one third complete, it sure feels we've already packed in activity to fill a full 12 months.

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In Focus: The more things change…

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

The new year has arrived and, as you know quite well, delivered significant changes in Washington. The new administration in the White House generated a shift of leadership and make-up of the Commission. And while business, politics and life itself may be experiencing a transition, in our 34th year, the value of NECA membership remains as solid as ever.

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Filed under January 2017, Tagged with In Focus, NECA, Pooling

IN Focus: Change is coming. Are you ready?

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

Lots of changes are coming our way. A change of seasons as winter gets closer, a change in administrations as we elect a new president in a couple of weeks, and for our industry a huge change in the way members receive universal service support. 

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Filed under October 2016, Tagged with EXPO, In Focus, USF Reform

In Focus: August 2016

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

By the time you read this, the two major political parties will have picked their presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. As the race heats up, we should hear more about where the candidates stand on issues concerning our industry, as both parties' platforms have tech agendas.

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Filed under August 2016, Tagged with EXPO, In Focus

In Focus

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

Like me, you may still be trying to wrap your head around what the USF RoR Reform Order will mean for your operations. On one hand, it gives a lot more clarity on what universal support will look like going forward. On the other hand, for many carriers it may mean doing more with less as you invest in and maintain your network.

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Filed under April 2016, Tagged with In Focus, Tariffs, USF Reform

In Focus

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

When is the last time you thought about the value of being a NECA member? For some it may be monthly when your settlement check arrives, accurate and timely as it has been for all of NECA's 33 years. Or it may be ongoing, as NECA continually implements complex FCC rules changes, including pending revisions to high cost and broadband funding, with as little administrative burden to you as possible. For many members, it's each time you call your NECA member service manager. You know you'll get a prompt, accurate response from our expert staff.

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Filed under January 2016, Tagged with In Focus, NECA, Pooling


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