Washington Report: infrastructure and net neutrality

by Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations
Washington has been abuzz with a looming infrastructure plan, broadband funding issues and, as you may have guessed, net neutrality.
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In Focus: Winter 2018

by Bill Hegmann, President and CEO
As I write this, the state of our union was addressed recently. I can report with confidence that NECA remains committed fully to helping our members provide to their customers cost effective and superior service. With USF orders that appear favorable to our members currently circulating at the FCC, we will be wholly prepared to assist members with implementation efforts upon release. Our annual tariff election has begun and it is because of this confidence I recommend strongly your continued participation in our tariffs and pools.
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2018 tariff efforts to build on 2017 initiatives

by PJ Louis, director – Technology Planning and Implementation
Last year proved to be an active one for our interstate access tariff (F.C.C. No. 5), as we added or enhanced several services and began researching new tariff options. Before we review our 2017 offerings, let's look ahead to what we're planning for 2018.
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Filed under January 2018 , Tagged with Tariffs, Winter 2018

NECA files 2018 average schedule formula changes

by Tanja Curovic, senior director – Rates, Average Schedules and Advanced Analytics
On December 21, 2017, NECA filed the 2018 Modification of Average Schedules. These formulas are reviewed by the FCC and are scheduled to become effective in July 2018, subject to an FCC order expected by June 2018.
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Filed under January 2018 , Tagged with Average schedules, Winter 2018

EXPO 2017 connects with all things telecom

Following a year of uncertainty, elections and political change, EXPO 2017 narrowed its focus to the here and now. Held along the beautiful River Walk in San Antonio, this year’s conference theme of Making the Connection spoke to the joint efforts of the industry to implement change and share successes and challenges. A-CAM, USF reform and Washington administration changes all made for interesting classroom and panel discussions.
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Filed under January 2018 , Tagged with EXPO, Winter 2018

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