08.23.17 NTCA telephone conversation with Amy Bender, wireline advisor to Commissioner O'Rielly, re high-cost USF support, WC 10-90
Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President-Industry Affairs & Business Development, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), spoke with Amy Bender, wireline advisor to Commissioner Michael O’Rielly. NTCA raised the need to address the shortfall in high-cost universal service fund (“USF”) support that is undermining the intended effectiveness of recent reforms to the USF programs.