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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

EXPO 2019 kicks off on a Rocky Mountain high

by Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods
The telecom industry continues its breakneck pace, with technology improvements and legislative changes becoming regular occurrences. We are gearing up to provide you with the latest news and information at EXPO 2019,
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Join the march of EXPO 2018 into New Orleans

by Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods
The telecom industry continues its breakneck pace, with technology improvements and legislative changes becoming regular occurrences. We are gearing up to provide you with the latest news and information at EXPO 2018, November 4 through 7, in the Big Easy at the New Orleans Marriott.
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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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Effort reduces data reporting burden on members

by Tanja Curovic, senior director – Rates, Average Schedules and Advanced Analytics, and PJ Louis, director – Technology Planning & Implementation
Working with our members to provide effective tariff services and remain compliant with FCC regulations requires a great deal of current information. Among the key functions this data supports are: setting rates for the annual tariff filing, including determining Access Recovery Charges and CAF ICC Support; calculating demand for other NECA tariff services; and understanding the access services and technologies member companies are deploying to meet customer needs. We recognized we needed to do our part to reduce members' workload and the challenges associated with reporting this data. We formed a work group to identify areas where we could either eliminate or reduce the amount of data requested.
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Filed under July 2017 , Tagged with Data collections, Tariffs

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