Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; Rural Call Completion, WC Docket No. 13-39; Petitions, Pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Seeking Preemption of State Laws Restricting the Deployment of Certain Broadband Networks, WC Dockets No. 14-115 and 14-116
On Friday, September 19, 2014, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President-Policy, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), together with Brent Christensen and Anne Christensen of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, Bob Olson of Emily Cooperative Telephone Company, and Jeff Olson of Red River Communications (collectively, the “Rural Representatives”) held separate meetings to discuss matters in the above-referenced proceedings with: (1) Patrick Halley from the office of Chairman Tom Wheeler, and Carol Mattey, Suzanne Yelen, and Alexander Minard from the Wireline Competition Bureau; (2) Nicholas Degani from the office of Commissioner Ajit Pai; (3) Priscilla Delgado Argeris from the office of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel; and (4) Amy Bender from the office of Commissioner Michael O’Rielly.