The second map submission window opens January 3 and closes March 1.
Big communications companies want Congress to tax telecom, while many others want higher fees on broadband service.
FCC should not 'wait for Congress to sort through these complex issues.'
A recent study by CostQuest suggests that 37,000 more towers are needed to bring mobile coverage up to speed nationwide.
The FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to the commission, has term extended two months.
The FCC will let Congress make changes to its authority to add contributors to the Universal Service Fund.
The European Parliament passed two pieces of legislation that are intended to tackle anticompetitive behavior and content deemed illegal.
39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.
A number of players have pitched the idea of having big tech platforms pay into the basic telecommunications fund.
The legal brief comes at a time when the FCC studies the future of the fund.
Calls in contrast to growing support for a broader mechanism including broadband revenues
Expanding the number of internet providers eligible to contribute to the fund may decrease costs for telecommunications providers and consumers.
A bill introduced this month requires the FCC to investigate the need to expand base of Universal Service Fund.
Letter cites Carol Mattey report, which recommends broadening the base.
Consultants say the Federal Communications Commission has the authority to do so.
Republican senators can tolerate FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, but not Commissioner-nominee Gigi Sohn, says Politico.
Simington also raised idea of Big Tech contributing to Universal Service Fund.
The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.
A Mattey Consulting report finds broadband revenues can help sustain the fund used to connect rural and low-income Americans.
FCC gridlock could hobble president's wishes, FTC opens investigation into Amazon buy, law professor raises questions about Carr's USF proposal.
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