NTCA meets with FCC Wireline Advisors to express support for USF draft order

On November 27, 2018, Mike Romano, NTCA Senior Vice President of Policy, met with Arielle Roth, wireline legal advisor and Kagen Depain, legal intern, from the office of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly; Jamie Susskind, chief of staff for Commissioner Brendan Carr; and Travis Litman, chief of staff for Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.  to express support for the draft order in respect to the universal service fund (USF).  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 toward the fulfillment of statutory mandates with respect to predictability and promote the effectiveness of existing USF support mechanisms.

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