NTCA meets with counsel to Chairman Ajit Pai and staff from the Wireline Competition Bureau to express support for USF draft order

On November 29, 2018, Mike Romano, NTCA Vice President of Policy, met with Preston Wise, special counsel to Chairman Ajit Pai and staff from the Wireline Competition Bureau.   NTCA expressed support for the draft order in respect to the universal service fund (USF). The order is listed by the FCC for a potential vote at its December open meeting.  NTCA mentioned the draft order as currently written would take substantial steps towards the fulfillment of statutory mandates with respect to predictability and promote the effectiveness of existing USF support mechanisms.

Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; ETC Annual Reports and Certifications, WC Docket No. 14-58; Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 07-135; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime, CC Docket No. 01-92