10.18.16 NTCA telephone conversation with A. Bender, legal advisor to Commissioner O'Rielly, WC 10-90
Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs & Business Development, of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), spoke via telephone with Amy Bender, legal advisor to Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, regarding matters in the above-referenced proceeding. Specifically, consistent with prior advocacy, NTCA emphasized the need for prompt action immediately after November 1, 2016 with respect to the sorting of model elections and resolution of any budget concerns that may arise should such elections result in “oversubscription” for the model.