09.08.11 Ex Parte, Rural Reps call with WCB re ICC Proposal by RLEC Plan, WC 10-90, et al

Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 07-135; High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 05-337; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime, CC Docket 01-92; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45; Lifeline and Link-Up, WC Docket No. 03-109


On Thursday, September 8, 2011, the undersigned, on behalf of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (“NTCA”), together with Joshua Seidemann of NTCA, Steve Pastorkovich from the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies, Derrick Owens and Gerry Duffy on behalf of the Western Telecommunications Alliance, Paul Cooper from Fred Williamson and Associates, Jeff Dupree from the National Exchange Carrier Association, Mark Gailey from Totah Communications (via telephone), and Robert DeBroux from TDS Telecommunications Corporation (via telephone) (collectively, the “Rural Representatives”) met with Sharon Gillett, Carol Mattey, Steve Rosenberg, Rebekah Goodheart, Patrick Halley, Al Lewis, Randy Clarke, Doug Slotten, Kevin King, Victoria Goldberg, and Dan Ball of the Wireline Competition Bureau to address the intercarrier compensation (“ICC”) components of the reform proposal submitted by the rural associations (the “RLEC Plan”) in the above-referenced proceedings.


09.08.11 FCC ex parte - Staff and rural assocs-reps with WCB staff-w attachment.pdf