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November 4, 2019 - REGScan

  • The FCC released the order on reconsideration on CAF testing procedures and performance measures, which was adopted at the October 25, 2019 Open Meeting. The order addressed several petitions for reconsideration and applications for review of the 2018 Performance Measures Order and provides flexibility for smaller carriers by making targeted modifications to the testing procedures.  
  • The FCC issued a tentative agenda for its November 19, 2019 Open Meeting. The FCC will consider seven items, including: a report and order, FNPRM, and order that would ensure that USF support is not used to purchase equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain; and an NPRM on updating its unbundling and resale rules.
  • The Wireline Bureau seeks comment on a petition for waiver filed by Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Stanton, Iowa, of certain Part 51 rules to modify access rate bands and charges and 2011 base period revenue requirements. Comments are due November 12, 2019; replies are due November 22, 2019.
  • The USDA announced it invested $3.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-connectivity for more than 1,250 rural households in Virginia.
  • Craigville Telephone and Consolidated Telephone filed a complaint against T-Mobile and Inteliquent in Illinois district court, alleging, among other things, T-Mobile’s provision of false ring tones resulted in lost opportunities to seek intercarrier compensation and lost profits and revenue.