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Posted In: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, FCC, rural America, universal service, USF contributions
Citing the discriminatory nature of current Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirements, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom today filed with the FCC a joint petition for targeted, temporary forbearance from certain USF contributions for small, rural broadband providers until the completion of further...
WC 10-90 et al: USTelecom Ex Parte Connect America Fund to Reiterate its Call to FUlly Fund the USF Program
On November 28, 2016, Jonathan Banks and B. Lynn Follansbee of USTelecom – The Broadband Association, met with Claude Aiken, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Clyburn. On the same date, Lynn Follansbee had a separate telephone conversation with Nick Degani, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Pai. Both conversations focused on the issue of the...
On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Mary Henze and Cathy Carpino (AT&T), Malena Barzilai (Windstream), Alan Buzacott (Verizon), Peter Copeland and Jeff Lanning (CenturyLink), Mike Skrivan (FairPoint), AJ Burton (Frontier), and Lynn Follansbee, Robert Mayer and I (USTelecom) met with Alex Minard and Heidi Lankau of the Wireline Competition Bureau....
Posted In: broadband deployment, Connect America Fund, consumers, FCC, health care, Lifeline Program, Link Up program, Mobility Fund, RUS, universal service, USAC, USF contributions
A sustainable universal service program is critical to accelerating broadband deployment to consumers and to small and large businesses in high cost areas across the nation. Status The Telecommunications Act of 1996 created a universal service program whose mission is to extend communications services to rural, insular, high-cost and low-...