Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries, WC Docket No. 13-184
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Mike Romano, Senior Vice President-Policy, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), spoke via telephone with Daniel Alvarez, legal advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler, to discuss the petitions for reconsideration filed by NTCA, the Utah Rural Telecom Association, and the State E-rate Coordinators Alliance in the above-referenced proceeding. The positions expressed by NTCA in that conversation were consistent with those set forth in other NTCA filings. See, e.g., Ex Parte Letter from Michael R. Romano, Senior Vice President – Policy, NTCA, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission (the “Commission”), WC Docket No. 13-184 (filed Oct. 30, 2014) (relating to meetings with legal advisors for Commissioners Pai and O’Rielly and Commission staff).