Access

Local exchange carriers prevail in intraMTA appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on May 27, 2020, in the case addressing claims that certain local exchange carriers improperly billed Verizon and Sprint for switched access charges for intraMTA wireless calls and the LECs’ related claims and counterclaims.
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Filed under May 2020 , Tagged with FCC, Tariffs

2020 annual access tariff filing to offer rate flexibility, stability and customization

by Jennifer Leonard, senior director – Access Tariffs and Costs
Despite recent changes and disruptions in the way we live and work, preparation for the 2020 annual access tariff filing continues to move forward as scheduled.
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Filed under May 2020 , Tagged with FCC, Pooling, Tariffs

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

Wireline Competition Bureau approves NECA request on waiving fees during pandemic

The FCC issued a news release on April 1, 2020, announcing the Wireline Competition Bureau approved waiver requests from NECA and John Staurulakis, Inc.
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Filed under April 2020 , Tagged with Broadband, FCC, 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

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