08.21.12 FCC ex parte - NTCA, OPASTCO, WTA, NECA, FWA, VPS and TDS meeting with Wireline Competition Bureau staff re Universal Service Fund, 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 an Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime, CC Docket No. 01-92; Federal- State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45; Lifeline and Link-Up, WC Docket No. 03-109; Universal Service Reform – Mobility Fund, WT Docket No. 10-208
On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Michael Romano, on behalf of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, together with Stuart Polikoff from the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies, Gerard Duffy and Derrick Owens of the Western Telecommunications Alliance, Jeff Dupree from the National Exchange Carrier Association, Paul Cooper from Fred Williamson Associates, Larry Thompson from Vantage Point Solutions, and Robert DeBroux from TDS Telecom met with Julie Veach, Carol Mattey, Steve Rosenberg, Amy Bender, Joe Cavender, James Eisner, Patrick Halley, Paul Hartman, Katie King, Gary Siegel, Stephen Steckler, and Craig Stroup of the Wireline Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") in reference to the aboved-identified proceedings. Messrs. Thompson, DeBroux, Hartman, and Siegel participated in the meeting via telephone.