States Take Aim at USF and ICC reform
FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, States, Universal Service, Wireless
December 8th, 2011
WASHINGTON December 8, 2011 – Wednesday TheHill.com reported that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission for it’s Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform the Universal Service Fund and Intercarrier Compensation regime. The suit, filed in the 3rd Circuit, alleges that the FCC order is “arbitrary and capricious” […]
Expert First Impression from Steve Morris, Vice President & Associate General Counsel of the National Telecommunications & Cable Association
Expert Opinion, FCC, Universal Service
October 28th, 2011
WASHINGTON, Friday October 28, 2011. Vice President & Associate General Counsel of NCTA, Steve Morris gave Broadband Breakfast his first impressions on yesterday’s USF Reform Proposal. Morris told us: The Chairman, the commissioners, and the FCC staff, all deserve a great deal of credit for bringing this item to completion. Universal service and intercarrier compensation […]
Rural Telecom Associations Raise Concerns Over USF Reform
FCC, Universal Service
July 18th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 – The FCC should consider costs and service areas of rural broadband customers as it reforms the Universal Service Fund (USF) to include broadband expansion, urged members of congress and rural telecom associations Thursday.
The rural telecom associations announced at the Capitol building the inauguration of a DC-based print advertising campaign to highlight the economic harm of the FCC’s current proposal. The associations believe that USF reform as it is presently being considered would result in lost jobs, poor health care coverage and stifled innovation due to blocked access to global markets.
RCA Calls on FCC to Reject Reverse Auctions
FCC, Universal Service
May 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association issued a statement on Monday encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to reject reverse auctions and seek Congressional authority to institute Universal Service Fund reform.
FCC Holds Final USF Reform Workshop in Nebraska
FCC, FCC Workshops, Universal Service
May 20th, 2011
WASHINGTON May 20, 2011- The Federal Communications Commission held its final in a series of Universal Service Fund reform workshops, featuring key industry officials in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday.
One of the key reforms that the FCC has proposed in its USF reform proposal is the use of reverse auctions as a new mechanism for the distribution of funds.
Genachowski Pushes USF Reform Ahead Of FCC Vote
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
February 8th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2011 – FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pushed for Universal Service Fund reform at the offices of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) on Monday, a day in front of the Commission’s vote to adopt a rulemaking on the issue. Genachowski began his remarks by sticking closely to the message he has […]