On July 11, 2019, NTCA filed an Ex Parte Letter as a follow-up to a prior meeting with Preston Wise, special counsel to Chairman Ajit Pai. In the letter NTCA addressed concerns that increasing standalone broadband conversions could reintroduce troubling effects of the Universal Service Fund (USF) budget control mechanisms soon after the Commission took the important and much-welcome steps to overcome the uncertainty. NTCA reaffirmed that no provider should lose prior support in connection with any policy adopted to address concerns to of the funding mechanisms.
Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90