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Coming together to keep America connected

by Bob Gnapp, director – Member Training and Network Analysis
Life in America, and indeed the entire world, has been substantially changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Filed under April 2020 , Tagged with Broadband, Congress, FCC, Lifeline, NECA, Pooling, Tariffs

Washington report: RDOF, ReConnect and RLECs

by Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations
With spring on the horizon and many companies looking forward to the weather cooperating so broadband deployment efforts can break ground for the year, it is a good time to look at funding efforts for broadband, with significant potential benefits for RLECs and/or their affiliates.
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Filed under March 2020 , Tagged with Broadband, Congress, Data collections, FCC

Washington report: issues with broad support

by Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations
The August recess is in full swing and the halls of Congress will be quiet until after Labor Day. While it may be slow on Capitol Hill, the FCC has continued its heavy workload, including several issues of importance to rural Americans. It is hard to believe but the 2020 campaign trail is heating up and there has been a significant focus on rural connectivity.
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Filed under August 2019 , Tagged with Access, Broadband, Congress, Data collections, FCC

Washington report: activity amid the shutdown

by Bob Deegan, director - Government Relations
It is now more than one month into the partial government shutdown as Congress and the president remain unable to agree on appropriations for multiple government entities, including the FCC.
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Filed under January 2019 , Tagged with Broadband, Congress, FCC, Net neutrality, Oversight

In Focus: Fall 2018

by Bill Hegmann, president and CEO
In my  spring communication  to you, I previewed our new method of distributing Access articles. Our process is now fully operational, and as an Access subscriber you should be receiving email alerts, either weekly or on-publish (your choice) when we release a new feature. I hope you are enjoying our enhanced delivery of timely information.
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