11.17.16 NTCA, Premier Communications and Golden West Telecommunications meet with FCC staff re USF reform, WC 10-90
Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President-Industry Affairs & Business Development, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), together with Douglas Boone and Ryan Boone (participating by telephone) of Premier Communications and Denny Law of Golden West Telecommunications, held separate meetings with: (1) Lisa Hone, legal advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler, and Carol Mattey, Alexander Minard, and Ryan Palmer of the Wireline Competition Bureau; (2) Claude Aiken, legal advisor to Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; (3) Nicholas Degani, legal advisor to Commissioner Ajit Pai; (4) Amy Bender, legal advisor to Commissioner Michael O’Rielly; and (5) Travis Litman, legal advisor to Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
NTCA and the NTCA members urged additional funding in an amount of up to $260 million for both the cost model and non-model universal service fund (“USF”) mechanisms to ensure that the intended effects of both mechanisms as reformed can in fact be achieved.