11.30.16 NTCA telephone conversation with Chairman Wheeler's staff re NTCA and WTA waiver request re Lifeline and Rate-of-Return Reform Orders, WC 11-42 et al
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 Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Michael Romano and Brian Ford, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, spoke via telephone with Lisa Hone, Wireline Legal Advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler. The parties discussed the October 24, 2016 NTCA and WTA Petition seeking a temporary waiver from the requirement in the Lifeline Modernization Order that compels high-cost support recipients to develop and offer a standalone broadband product to Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Lifeline-eligible consumers.