USF and ICC Reform archives

Washington, D.C. activity

05.26.20 - Comments on 5G fund for rural America due June 25 | NPRM

05.18.20 - FCC releases Mobility Fund II coverage maps | public notice

05.14.20 - FCC authorizes $7.5M in CAF II support | public notice

05.13.20  - PRA comments on high cost universal service information collection revision due June 12 | FR notice

05.13.20 - PRA comments on RoR universal service information collection revision due June 12 | FR notice

05.04.20 - FCC ready to authorize CAF Phase II funding for winning bids | public notice

05.01.20 - Opposition to petitions of reconsideration of RDOF order due May 18 | public notice

05.01.20 - FCC announces NRUF data to be placed in 5G funding proceeding | public notice

05.01.20 - Protective order issued in 5G Fund proceeding | protective order

04.24.20 - FCC releases NPRM, order on 5G fund for rural America | NPRM and order

04.20.20 - FCC announces webinar on RDOF auction | public notice

04.20.20 - PRA comments on RDOF application form due May 20 | FR notice

04.15.20 - Rural Digital Opportunity Fund webinar on May 5 | public notice

04.14.20 - FCC announces petitions for reconsideration of RDOF order filed | public notice

04.10.20 - WCB waives CAF II speed, latency testing results requirements | order

04.09.20 - FCC releases staff report on 5G Fund eligibility | news release

04.09.20 - WCB approves ACS CAF II deployment plan | public notice

04.03.20 - WCB waives CAF II network performance pre-testing due to pandemic | order

04.03.20 - PRA comments on application for CAF Phase II, RDOF support due June 2 | FR notice

03.31.20 - WCB waives mobile competitive ETC spending requirement due to pandemic | order

03.26.20 - WCB extends time to file comments on Alaska Plan population distribution methodology | public notice

03.20.20 - WCB provides guidance on eligibility of non-U.S. banks issuing letters of credit | public notice

03.17.20 - Comments on Skybeam request for waiver on letter of credit rules for RBE due April 13 | public notice

03.17.20 - WCB releases preliminary list, map of eligible areas for RDOF Phase I | public notice

03.17.20 - Comments on process of establishing RDOF auction application, competitive bidding procedures due March 27 | public notice

03.13.20 - Comments on CAF II Coalition petitions for rulemaking, waiver on letter of credit requirement due April 13 | public notice

03.11.20 - Office of General Counsel places RDOF presentations in public record | public notice

03.10.20 - Rural Digital Opportunity Fund order effective April 9 | report and order | FR notice

03.05.20 - FCC to authorize CAF Phase II funding for winning bids | public notice

03.03.20 -  Comments on high-cost universal service information collection revision due May 4 | FR notice

03.03.20 -  Comments on RoR universal service information collection revision due May 4 | FR notice

03.02.20 -  FCC announces availability of technical guide on proposed RDOF bidding procedures | public notice

03.02.20 -  Comments on process of establishing RDOF auction application, competitive bidding procedures due March 27 | public notice

02.25.20 - WTB seeks comment on methodology to determine Alaska Plan performance commitments | public notice

02.13.20 - FCC authorizes over $240M in CAF II support for winning bids | public notice | news release

02.12.20 - Rural Broadband Task Force to release Mobility Fund Phase II coverage data | public notice

02.07.20 - FCC releases Rural Digital Opportunity Fund order | order

02.05.20 - PRA comments on RDOF application form due April 6 | FR notice

02.03.20 - Docket established for 5G fund in rural America | public notice

02.03.20 - WCB grants waiver of network pre-testing requirements for CAF II recipients | order

01.27.20 - WCB establishes uniform filing deadlines for CAF Phase II support recipients | order

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

11.14.19 - Broadband certification rule for high-cost recipients now effective | FR notice

11.13.19 - FCC authorizes CAF II support for winning bids | public notice

11.12.19 - WCB issues order on CAF Phase II auction location adjustment process | order

10.31.19 - FCC releases CAF testing procedures and performance measures order on reconsideration

10.21.19 - Comments on tribal engagement effectiveness due December 5 | public notice

10.15.19 - PRA comments on urban rates survey information collection due December 16 | FR notice

10.10.19 - FCC authorizes sixth round of CAF Phase II auction funding | public notice | news release

09.30.19 - Deadline for CAF Phase II auction winners to submit LOCs, BCOLs is October 15 | public notice

09.12.19 - FCC addresses petitions for reconsideration of Network Testing Order | order on reconsideration 

09.12.19 - FCC authorizes fifth round of CAF Phase II auction funding | public notice

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

08.22.19 - FCC authorizes A-CAM II support for broadband on tribal lands | news release

08.22.19 - FCC authorizes A-CAM II support to rate-of-return carriers | public notice | news release

08.21.19 - Comments on rural digital opportunity fund NPRM due September 20 | FR notice

08.20.19 - PRA comments on CAF performance testing, high-cost portal information collections due September 19 | FR notice

08.19.19 - FCC delays initiation of CAF II eligible locations adjustment process | public notice

08.12.19 - FCC authorizes fourth round of CAF Phase II auction funding | public notice

08.12.19 - FCC authorizes second round of CAF funding to expand broadband in New York | public notice |  news release

07.24.19 - FCC initiates 2020 urban rate survey | public notice

07.22.19 - Deadline for CAF Phase II auction winners to submit LOCs, BCOLs is August 5 | public notice

07.15.19 - FCC authorizes funding to expand broadband in New York | public notice

07.15.19 - FCC authorizes third wave of CAF Phase II auction funding | public notice

07.12.19 - WCB provides guidance on A-CAM deployment obligations | public notice

07.05.19 - Comments on A-CAM location adjustments due July 19 | FR notice

07.02.19 - PRA comments on RoR reform information collection due August 1 | FR notice

06.20.19 - Comments due July 10 on Iowa companies request on definition of locations for A-CAM | public notice

06.17.19 - Requirement to report cost consultants on Form 481 effective June 17 | FR notice

06.10.19 - FCC authorizes second wave of CAF Phase II auction funding | public notice

06.07.19 - CAF Phase II Auction winners must submit LOCs, BCOLs to FCC by June 21 | public notice

06.07.19 - PRA comments on collection of network testing results due July 8 | FR notice

06.05.19 - FCC corrects A-CAM II offers, extends election deadline to July 17, seeks comment on location adjustment | public notice

06.04.19 - PRA comments on HUBB reporting due August 5 | FR notice

12.28.18 - NECA files updated local rate floor data | filing

12.20.18 - FCC releases 2019 voice service rate floor, reasonably comparable rates | public notice

12.20.18 - FCC waives rules for reporting CBOL revenues | order

12.13.18 - FCC releases RoR USF Reform Order, FNPRM and order on reconsideration |report and order 

12.12.18 - FCC adopts order to improve quality, expand availability of rural broadband |news release

12.07.18 - FCC launches investigation into Mobility Fund mapping data | news release

11.06.18 and 11.08.18 - Two CAF items on circulation with Commission | circulation items

11.02.18 - FCC provides sixth update on MF II challenge process | public notice 

10.31.18 - FCC releases list of CAF II Auction winners that filed long form 683 | public notice 

10.23.18 - Oppositions due November 7 on Network Testing Order petitions for reconsideration | notice 

10.09.18 - WCB announces CAF broadband map availability | public notice 

09.28.18 - WCB resolves ACS CAF locations challenges | order  

09.28.18 - Comments on resolving location discrepancies for CAF II auction due October 29 | FR notice |  public notice

09.10.18 - WCB seeks comments on resolving discrepancies in CAF II auction locations |public notice

08.30.18 - Mobility Fund Phase II challenge window deadline comments due September 10 |notice |  NPRM 

08.29.18 - PRA comments on high-cost loop support reporting due September 29 | notice 

08.28.18 - FCC announces CAF Phase II Auction winners | public notice 

08.21.18 -  FCC extends MF II challenge window to November 26 | order, NPRM and order

08.20.18 - Order adopting network broadband testing requirements effective September 19 | notice 

08.15.18 - New CAF Phase II information collection effective August 15 | notice 

08.08.18 - OMB approves streamlined ETC reporting requirements | notice 

08.01.18 - FCC releases updated MF II eligibility map, update to challenge process | public notice 

07.23.18 - FCC announces $36 million in additional A-CAM support | public notice 

07.17.18 - WCB announces urban rate surveys due August 24 | public notice  

07.06.18 - FCC to conduct mock CAF Phase II Auction on July 18 and 19 | public notice 

07.06.18 - FCC adopts broadband network testing requirements | order 

07.05.18 - Agenda for CAF Phase II Auction Workshop on July 9 announced | public notice | tutorial  

06.25.18 - FCC releases list of qualified bidders for CAF Phase II auction | public notice 

06.11.18 -  FCC announces MF II webinar for tribal governments to be held on June 26 |public notice

06.07.18 - FCC grants forbearance from applying USF contribution requirements to rural carriers' broadband transmission services | news release  

06.07.18 - PRA comments on CAF II Auction Form 683 for winning bidder support due July 9 | FR notice 

06.06.18 - FCC extends deadline for filing Form 481 to July 16, excluding local service rates reporting | Order 

05.30.18 - FCC seeks PRA comments on high cost universal service information collection changes | FR notice 

05.23.18 - Updated map of areas preemptively eligible for MF II support released | public notice

05.22.18 - Order modifying MF II Challenge Process speed test measurements effective June 21 | FR notice 

05.21.18 - CAF Phase II rule amendments effective June 20 | FR notice 

05.14.18 - CAF Phase II Auction applications status released | public notice

05.07.18 - WCB announces revised A-CAM support offers | public notice | report

04.25.18 - Comments on High Cost USF Reform NPRM due May 25 | FR notice 

04.17.18 - FCC proposes to ensure USF support integrity | NPRM 

04.17.18 - FCC proposes to allow model-based RoR carriers to elect incentive regulation for BDS services | NPRM 

04.05.18 - FCC grants relief on OpEx limitations to carriers serving tribal lands | R&O | Effective May 31

03.23.18 - FCC issues R&O, Third Order on Reconsideration and NPRM on high-cost RoR reform | Comments due May 25 |  Order | Effective May 31

03.21.18 - PRA comments on CAF Phase II auction, high-cost forms due May 21 | FR notice 

03.19.18 - CAF Phase II applications due March 30 | news release 

03.15.18 - FCC posts CAF Phase II auction tutorial | public notice

03.08.18 - FCC releases application instructions for CAF Phase II auction | public notice 

03.02.18 - FCC releases revised CAF Phase II census blocks list | public notice 

03.01.18 - FCC clarifies CAF BLS HUBB reporting obligations | public notice

02.28.18 - Bureaus release Order on Reconsideration addressing Alaska Plan carriers mapping data requirements | Order 

02.16.18 - FCC reconsiders and clarifies RoR reform rules | Order

02.15.18 - Geocoded location reporting rules effective February 15, 2018 | notice

02.14.18 - FCC announces workshop on CAF Phase II application process auction | public notice

02.06.18 - FCC releases final list of census blocks for CAF Phase II auction | public notice

02.01.18 - FCC releases CAF Phase II auction procedures | public notice

01.31.18 - CAF Phase II auction Order on Reconsideration released | Order 

01.30.18 - CAF Phase II auction begins July 24 | news release 

12.19.17 - FCC releases final census blocks eligible for CAF Phase II auction | Public Notice

12.12.17 - PRA comments on HUBB reporting of broadband location information due January 11 | Notice

11.09.17 - FCC releases 2018 voice service rate floor, reasonably comparable rates | Public Notice

11.06.17 - FCC seeks comments on broadband performance measures for CAF support recipients | Public Notice

11.03.17 - WCB concludes 100 percent overlap challenge process | Public Notice 

11.02.17 - WCB directs USAC to retain excess funds in high-cost account | Public Notice 

09.26.17 - FCC seeks PRA comments on broadband location reporting | Notice 

09.26.17 - Comments on further ICC reform due October 26 | Notice | Public Notice  

09.11.17 - Middle-mile maps from Alaska Plan carriers due March 1, 2018 | Public Notice

08.04.17 - FCC seeks comments on pre-auction process for the CAF Phase II auction | Public Notice 

08.11.17 - FCC seeks comments on RoR study areas with 100 percent competitive overlap |Public Notice 

07.07.17 - FCC eliminates certain ETC reporting requirements | Report and Order 

06.30.17 - NECA filed rate-of-return carrier rate floor data at the rate zone level as of June 1, 2017 |  Letter 

06.09.17 - FCC seeks comment on census blocks to be released into CAF Phase II auction |Public Notice 

06.08.17 - Comments on local service rate floor policy due July 10 | NPRM

05.22.17 - FCC freezes local service rate floor | NPRM and Order |  News Release 

04.24.17 - FCC amends capital expense limitation rules | Order on Reconsideration

04.12.17 - WCB releases voice and broadband benchmarks for Alaska | Public Notice 

02.24.17 - WCB extends broadband reporting deadline | Order 

02.23.17 - FCC adopts rules for CAF Phase II auction | News Release  

02.24.17 - WCB announces 2017 local voice service rate floor | Public Notice  

01.24.17 - WCB issues revised A-CAM support offers | Public Notice

01.13.17 - FCC seeks comments on A-CAM budget expansion | Federal Register Notice