09.29.16 NTCA and WTA meet with WCB Staff re Rural Associations Petition, WC 11-42, 09-197 and 10-90
WC Docket No. 11-42, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization; WC Docket No. 09-197, Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support; WC Docket No. 10-90, Connect America Fund
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, Michael Romano and Brian Ford on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), along with Patricia Cave and Derrick Owens on behalf of WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband ("WTA") met with Trent Harkrader, Wireline Competition Bureau Associate Bureau Chief, Garnet Hanly, Telecommunications Access Policy Division Special Counsel and Nathan Eagan and Christian Hoefly with the Wireline Competition Bureau. The parties discussed the Petition for Reconsideration (“Petition”) filed by the Rural Associations on June 23, 2016 in response to the Lifeline Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Modernization Order adopted in this proceeding in March 2016 as well as issues raised by various other similar petitions.