On November 30, 2018, Mike Romano, NTCA Senior Vice President of Policy, spoke with Arielle Roth, Wireline Legal Advisor to Commissioner Michael O'Rielly 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.
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