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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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

In Focus: Spring 2018

by Bill Hegmann, President and CEO
The calendar declares June 21 as the official start of the summer season, but we all know better; it started this week with the Memorial Day holiday. For good things we can’t wait to enjoy, why not start sooner and reap the benefits? More on that later.
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