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Mar 21 2017

Chairman Thune Continues to Engage

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association was most appreciative of Chairman Thune, head of the Senate Commerce Committee and his recent invitation to testify before the committee on the importance of broadband development in rural America as it fits into our national infrastructure discussion. Chairman Thune sent a really gracious note following the hearing and noted that …

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Mar 20 2017

Day at the FCC

With so many key issues teed up right now at the FCC, Mike Romano and I knew that we’d have plenty of things to talk about with Commissioner O’Rielly and Chairman Pai’s team. Between the ongoing concern on the sufficiency of the USF budget and its impact on the ability of rural broadband providers to …

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Mar 19 2017

The Luck of the Irish?

Friday was St. Patrick’s day – in the middle of March Madness. Seems oddly appropriate. Unfortunately for the University of Notre Dame, the luck wasn’t enough to help them in the NCAA tournament, nor was it enough to pull my Northwestern team through either but they had the distinction of making it to the tourney …

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Mar 17 2017

Preparing for NTCA Rural Broadband Providers to “Take the Hill” in Pursuit of Better Delivery of Voice and Broadband for Their Customers

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and our members have been leading the charge over the past several years in seeking changes to the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs that will enable better delivery of voice and broadband to consumers in rural America. In 2012 and 2014, we filed petitions to address the punitive “rate floor” policy …

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