USF and ICC Reform

NECA continues to work with the FCC and the rural telecom associations to ensure successful implementation of reforms of the universal service and intercarrier compensation mechanisms to support broadband internet access and voice services. 

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Washington, D.C. activity

01.21.20 - WCB updates report of fixed CETCs receiving reduced legacy support | public notice

01.14.20 - FCC provides estimates of RDOF eligible locations | new release

01.14.20 - WCB seeks to assess interest in petitions for reconsideration of USF/ICC transformation order | public notice

01.13.20 - WCB announces HUBB reporting deadline for certain CAF BLS carriers | public notice

01.13.20 - CAF Phase II auction location adjustment process order effective February 12 | FR notice

12.26.19 - PRA comments on urban rate survey due January 27 | FR notice

12.20.19 - Deadline for CAF Phase II auction winners to submit LOCs, BCOLs is January 10 | public notice

12.20.19 - Wireline Bureau waives rules to allow for updated FCC Form 509 filings | order

12.16.19 - FCC authorizes over $89M in CAF support for winnings bids | public notice | news release

12.16.19 - Wireline Competition Bureau corrects order on CAF Phase II auction location adjustment process | erratum 

12.12.19 - Wireline Bureau concludes biennial review for Alaska Plan wireline carriers | public notice

12.09.19 - CAF testing order effective January 8 | order

12.05.19 - FCC announces 2020 reasonable comparability benchmarks for fixed voice, broadband | public notice

12.04.19 - FCC to create 5G fund, replacing Mobility Fund II; finds 4G LTE coverage maps inaccurate | news release | report

12.04.19 - FCC corrects rule amendment in performance testing order | erratum 

12.02.19 - Wireline Bureau grants petitions for waiver of March 1, 2018 HUBB deadline | order