10.02.15 FCC Ex Parte-Rural Representatives meet with FCC staff on copper retirement, GN 13-5 and WC 05-25
In the Matter of Technology Transitions, GN Docket No, 1305, Policies and Rules Governing Retirement of Copper Loops by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, RM -11358, Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 05-25, AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking to Reform Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access Services, RM -10593, Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Rel. Aug. 7, 2015).
On Friday, October 2, 2015, Michael Romano and Jill Canfield from the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and Valerie Wimer from John Staurulakis, Inc. (the “Rural Representatives”) met with the following Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) staff: Carol Mattey, Randy Clarke, Bill Dever, Daniel Kahn, Heather Hendrickson, Doug Klein, and Richard Mallen. During the meeting the group discussed the above-referenced proceedings in which the Commission adopted notice requirements applicable to incumbent local exchange carriers (“LECs”) relating to planned copper retirements.