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CAF II

Date: 08.29.2017
While broadband is widely deployed across the United States, availability continues to lag in rural areas compared to urban and suburban areas, according to the most current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband deployment data. As of mid-2016, 86 percent of rural households had access to wired broadband at any speed compared to 99...
Date: 03.13.2017
Attached is a spreadsheet identifying CAF II supported census blocks that have been assigned to a price cap carrier and claimed by another. The attachment specifies, for each block, the carrier that was originally assigned the block and the carrier that it should have been assigned to. Correcting these census block assignments will not affect the...
Posted In: CAF II
Date: 02.16.2017
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Alan Buzacott (Verizon), Malena Barzilai (Windstream), Mike Saperstein (Frontier), Mary Henze (AT&T) and I met with Claude Aiken, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Clyburn. We discussed formulation and use of bidding weights in a potential CAF II auction as detailed on the attached filing.
Date: 08.05.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) submits these reply comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM” or “Notice”) issued by the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposing procedures for the competitive bidding process to be used during the Connect America Fund (CAF)...
Date: 07.22.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) submits these comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM” or “Notice”) issued by the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposing procedures for the competitive bidding process to be used during the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase...
Date: 07.22.2016
The Federal Communications Commission should design its Connect America Fund auction to ensure funding is used to meet the goal of helping providers offer households in high-cost areas the fastest, most-reliable service possible, USTelecom said in comments filed Thursday. As the commission crafts its bidding procedures, USTelecom...
Date: 05.19.2016
On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Melissa Newman (CenturyLink), AJ Burton, Mike Saperstein and Jenn Schneider (Frontier), Malena Barzilai (Windstream), and I had a conference call with Stephanie Weiner (Office of the Chairman) to discuss support for the delivery of voice services by price cap carriers that have elected to participate in the Connect...
Date: 05.18.2016
On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Malena Barzilai (Windstream), AJ Burton and Mike Saperstein (Frontier), Mary Henze and Brendan Haggerty (AT&T), Tamara Preiss and Alan Buzacott (Verizon), and I met with Travis Litman (Office of Commissioner Rosenworcel) to discuss a framework for a CAF II auction in areas where state-wide broadband commitments were...
Date: 05.17.2016
On Friday, May 13, 2016, Malena Barzilai (Windstream), AJ Burton and Mike Saperstein (Frontier), Tamara Preiss (Verizon), and I met with Amy Bender (Office of Commissioner O’Rielly) to discuss a framework for a CAF II auction in areas where state-wide broadband commitments were not accepted. We discussed the importance of avoiding mandating...
Date: 05.16.2016
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Malena Barzilai (Windstream), AJ Burton and Mike Saperstein (Frontier), Mary Henze and Brendan Haggerty (AT&T), Tamara Preiss (Verizon), Jeff Lanning (CenturyLink) and I met with Stephanie Weiner (Office of the Chairman) and Carol Mattey and Alex Minard (Wireline Competition Bureau) to discuss a framework for a CAF...

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