Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 07-135; High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 05-337; Developing an Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime, CC Docket No. 01-92; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45
On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Michael Romano, on behalf of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (“NTCA”), together with Richard Coit of the South Dakota Telecommunications Association, Larry Thompson of Vantage Point Solutions, and Mark Shlanta and Joseph Neubauer of SDN Communications, met separately with: (1) Angela Kronenberg, Wireline Legal Advisor to Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; and (2) Michael Steffen, Legal Advisor to Chairman Julius Genachowski, Rebekah Goodheart (via telephone), Randy Clarke, and Victoria Goldberg of the Wireline Competition Bureau, and Peter Trachtenberg of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to discuss various difficulties associated with the implementation of intraMTA local calling from Commercial Mobile Radio Service (“CMRS”) carriers to Local Exchange Carriers (“LECs”) in the specific and narrow instances where such calls are routed through interexchange carriers (“IXCs”), as well as routing difficulties and customer confusion associated with intraMTA calls from a LEC to a CMRS carrier.