11.29.17 NTCA telephone conversation with Chairman Pai's advisor, J. Schwarz on high-cost USF support, WC 10-90
Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President-Industry Affairs & Business Development, on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), spoke via telephone with Jay Schwarz, wireline advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai. During the conversation, NTCA reiterated the need to remedy shortfalls in high-cost universal service fund (“USF”) support that are undermining the effectiveness of the model-based and cost-based USF programs.