In the Matter of 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, October 14, 2011, Shirley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association ("NTCA"), had a conference call with Zachary Katz, Chief Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor for Chairman Julius Genachowski, to discuss matters related to the above-referenced proceedings.
During the call, NTCA discussed potential avenues and proposals for reform of existing universal service fund ("USF") and intercarrier compensation ("ICC") mechanisms