Federal Filings and Ex Parte

12.31.15 NTCA files Opposition to NASUCA Petition for Recon. re backup power, PS 14-174

Ensuring Customer Premises Equipment Backup Power for Continuity of Communications , PS Docket No. 14-174, FCC 15-98, Report and Order (rel. Aug. 7, 2015) (“Report and Order”). On Thursday, December 31, 2015, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), filed an Opposition in response to NASUCA’s Petition for Reconsideration in the above

12.22.15 FCC Ex Parte-NTCA Notice of telephone conversation with WCB re CAF II, WC 10-90 and WC 14-58

Connect America Fund , WC Docket No. 10-90; ETC Annual Reports and Certifications , WC Docket No. 14-58 On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Mike Romano, Senior Vice President-Policy, and Brian Ford, Senior Regulatory Counsel, spoke via telephone on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association with Alexander Minard and Heidi Lankau

12.16.15 FCC Ex Parte-NTCA USTelecom and WTA letter to FCC re suggested buildout objectives, WC 10-90

Connect America Fund , WC Docket No. 10-90 On December 16, 2015, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, USTelecom, and WTA-Advocates for Rural Broadband submitted a document which suggested buildout obligations, speed objectives, and reporting requirements to the extent that the Federal Communications Commission adopts a “bifurcated approach” to reform of universal