10.26.15 FCC Ex Parte- Associations Letter re Speed Standards for USF, WC 10-90

Connect America Fund, WC Docket No.10-90

On June 3, 2015, NTCAThe Rural Broadband Association, USTelecom-The Broadband Association, and WTA-Advocates for Rural Broadband (collectively, the “Associations”) joined a letter summarizing the consensus they had achieved with respect to proposals for simple, straightforward, targeted, and transformative updates to the existing universal service fund (“USF”) support mechanisms paired with a voluntary path toward model-based USF support distributions for those rural rate-of-return-regulated local exchange carriers (“RLECs”) that desired to elect such support.  On October 26, 2015, the Associations submitted an additional item for Commission consideration in connection with any reforms governing USF support mechanisms for RLECs that now proposes a revised approach to the broadband speed objectives that the Commission utilizes specifically for purposes of RLEC-oriented support mechanisms.

10.26.15 FCC Ex Parte- Associations Letter re Speed Standards for USF, WC 10-90