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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

2019 annual access tariff filing designed to fulfill member needs

by Jennifer Leonard, senior director – Access Tariffs and Costs
This year’s annual access tariff filing (to be made on June 17 for effect on July 2) will consider recent USF rate-of-return reform orders on access rates and universal service support, and be more tailored to individual member needs than ever before.This year’s annual access tariff filing (to be made on June 17 for effect on July 2) will consider recent USF rate-of-return reform orders on access rates and universal service support, and be more tailored to individual member needs than ever before.
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Filed under May 2019 , Tagged with FCC, Tariffs, USF Reform

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

NECA publishes list of rural CLEC OCNs

by Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations
NECA has published a newly developed list of rural CLEC OCNs for use in efforts to help combat rural call completion problems. This list is the result of the FCC’s directions in its April 17 Second Report and Order and Third FNPRM on rural call completion.
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Filed under September 2018 , Tagged with Call completion, FCC

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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