10.27.17 Premier Communications COO Ryan Boone meets with FCC Advisors on hight-cost USF support shortfalls, WC 10-90, et al

Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program, WC Docket No. 11-10; Petition of NTCA and USTelecom Association for Targeted, Temporary Forbearance Pursuant to 47 U.S.C.§160(c),WC Docket Nos. 17-206 and 06-122

On Friday, October 27, 2017, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President-Industry Affairs & Business Development, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), and Ryan Boone, Chief Operating Officer of Premier Communications, met separately with: (1) Jay Schwarz, wireline advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai, and Brian McDonald, intern in the Chairman’s office; (2) Jamie Susskind, chief of staff and legal advisor to Commissioner Brendan Carr; and (3) Travis Litman, chief of staff and senior legal advisor to Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

In each meeting, Romano and Ryan highlighted the need to address the shortfalls in high-cost universal service fund (“USF”) support that are undermining the intended effectiveness of the USF programs as reformed last year. 

10.27.17 Premier Communications COO Ryan Boone meets with FCC Advisors, WC 10-90, et al