NTCA talks with Special Counsel to Chairman Ajit Pai to offer support for the USF draft order

On December 6, 2018, Mike Romano, NTCA Senior Vice President of Policy, spoke with Preston Wise, special counsel to Chairman Ajit Pai to express 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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