05.22.17 NTCA meets with Chairman Pai's wireline advisor and WCB staff on transmission contributions, WC 10-90
Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90
On Monday, May 22, 2017, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President-Industry Affairs & Business, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), met with Jay Schwarz, wireline advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai, and Pamela Arluk and Ian Forbes from the Wireline Competition Bureau. NTCA discussed the implications of rural local exchange carriers (“RLECs”) electing “private carriage” treatment of broadband transmission facilities for purposes of availing themselves of relief with respect to universal service fund (“USF”) contribution obligations.