09.09.11 Ex Parte, Rural Reps meeting with WCB re 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 Friday, September 9, 2011, the undersigned, on behalf of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (“NTCA”), together with Stuart Polikoff 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), Roger Nishi from Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (via telephone), Larry Thompson from Vantage Point Solutions (via telephone), and Robert DeBroux from TDS Telecommunications Corporation (via telephone) (collectively, the “Rural Representatives”) met with Carol Mattey, Steve Rosenberg, Amy Bender, Rebekah Goodheart, Patrick Halley, Katie King, and Gary Seigel of the Wireline Competition Bureau to address the universal service fund (“USF”) components of the reform proposal submitted by the rural associations (the “RLEC Plan”) in the above-referenced proceedings.


09.09.11 FCC ex parte - Staff and rural associations reps - Mtg 9.9.11.pdf