Federal Filings and Ex Parte

NTCA Urges FCC to Require Experimental Technologies Prove They Can Deliver Before Bidding in Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Auction

On March 5, 2020, NTCA's Mike Romano and NRECA's Brian O'Hara met with officials from the Wireline Competition Bureau. They urged the Commission to consider in more detail the ways in which the RDOF program and other federal and state programs might be leveraged in tandem to achieve better and

NTCA Member Meets With FCC to Discuss Citizens Broadband Radio Service Waiver Petition

On March 3, 2020, Kansas based Nex-Tech, along with NTCA staff, met with the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Office of Chairman Ajit Pai to discuss the Nex-Tech Petition for Waiver seeking an extension deadline by which existing 3650-3700 MHz Service licensees are required to transition operations to the

NTCA Re-emphasizes the Need for Federal Funding to be Available for Equipment Replacement in any Supply Chain Order

On March 3, 2020, NTCA filed reply comments with the FCC , reinforcing the need for funding to be available prior to any “rip and replace” requirement. The comments also recommended funding come from Congress, but suggested the FCC could use USF funds if Congress does not act quickly enough

NTCA's Mike Romano Meets with FCC on Potential Transition of Access Charges for 8YY Traffic to Bill-And-Keep

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, Mike Romano met with Nirali Patel, wireline legal advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai, and Lisa Hone, deputy chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, to discuss concerns regarding the impacts of any reductions in access revenues, and concerns regarding interconnection and "network edge" issues arising out

NTCA Encourages FCC to Extend Truth in Billing Requirements to Interconnected VoIP Providers

On February 12, 2020, NTCA filed comments recommending the FCC apply the current truth-in-billing rules applicable to fixed voice providers to interconnected VoIP providers, stating that consumers need to be able to compare equally all options for voice telephone service. NTCA further noted that while consumers may subscribe to both