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; Lifeline and Link-Up, WC Docket No. 03-109; Universal Service Reform – Mobility Fund, WT Docket No. 10-208
On Tuesday, December 16, 2015, NTCA, NECA and WTA filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) in reference to the above referenced proceedings to urge further consideration and final action by the Commission in connection with an emergency petition (“Petition”) filed on July 7, 2014 by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), the National Exchange Carrier Association (“NECA”), ITTA-The Voice of Midsize Communications Companies (“ITTA”), the Eastern Rural Telecom Association (“ERTA”), WTA-Advocates for Rural Broadband (“WTA”), Frontier Communications Corp., and Windstream Communications. In the Petition, the parties sought relief from reductions in intercarrier compensation associated with the exchange of originating intrastate toll Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) traffic.