Washington report: new year, new Congress, new president, new chairman

by Bob Deegan, Director – Government Relations
After the election lull and the lame duck session of Congress, including the stalemate on telecom legislation at the end of 2016 as a result of the dispute over Commissioner Rosenworcel's reconfirmation, it is safe to say a lot has been happening in Washington over the last several weeks.
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Filed under January 2017 , Tagged with Broadband, Congress, FCC, Open internet

2017 tariff efforts to build on 2016 initiatives

by PJ Louis, Director – Technology Planning & 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. Before we review our 2016 offerings, let's look ahead to what we're planning for 2017.
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Filed under January 2017 , Tagged with Tariffs

In Focus: The more things change…

by Bill Hegmann, President and CEO
The new year has arrived and, as you know quite well, delivered significant changes in Washington. The new administration in the White House generated a shift of leadership and make-up of the Commission. And while business, politics and life itself may be experiencing a transition, in our 34th year, the value of NECA membership remains as solid as ever.
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Filed under January 2017 , Tagged with In Focus, NECA, Pooling

NECA pooling helps members manage cost recovery, cash flow and reporting obligations

by Bob Gnapp, Director – Member Training and Network Analysis
It's that time of year when members make decisions on whether or not to change their current tariff and/or pool participation. As the result of recent reforms, members must now also choose whether or not to tariff the new consumer broadband only line charge for this coming access year.
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Filed under January 2017 , Tagged with NECA, Pooling

NECA files 2017 average schedule formula changes

by Shan Lin, Senior Manager – Average Schedule Development
On December 22, NECA filed the 2017 Modification of Average Schedules. These formulas are reviewed by the FCC and will become effective July 2017 subject to an FCC Order expected in June 2017.
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Filed under January 2017 , Tagged with Average schedules

Content is like water: NECA launches a responsive web design to make viewing content easier

by Rocky Marcelle, Senior Manager - Web Publishing
We've all experienced pulling up a webpage on our smartphone or tablet and found the content so tiny and unreadable that we're forced to employ our forefinger and thumb to enlarge it. To help combat this problem, we have integrated responsive web design into
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Filed under January 2017 , Tagged with NECA, Technology

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