Federal Filings and Ex Parte

NTCA Meets with Staff from Commissioner Carr's Office to Discuss Network Performance Testing, Intercarrier Compensation and Rate Floor

On February 7, 2019, Mike Romano, NTCA Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs, met with Jamie Susskind, chief of staff to Commission Brendan Carr. NTCA discussed various policy initiatives including Network Performance Testing, Intercarrier Compensation and Rate Floor issues.

NTCA Members meet with Chairman Pai at RTIME

On February 5, 2019, NTCA members and staff met with Chairman Ajit Pai during the NTCA RTIME conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. NTCA expressed appreciation to the Chairman and staff at the Federal Communications Commission for the order with respect to high-cost universal service. NTCA members discussed their intent to deploy additional broadband in 2019 to benefit rural consumers based upon the greater predictability provided by the order.

NTCA Files Comments to NIST on Developing a Privacy Framework

On January 15, 2019 NTCA filed comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Developing a Privacy Framework. NTCA noted that our members are committed to protecting the privacy of their customers and they have taken an active role in privacy proceedings undertaken by a variety of Federal agencies including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

NTCA Meets with staff from Wireline Competition Bureau to Discuss Performance Testing Obligations for Small, Rural Providers

On December 20, 2018, NTCA staff Josh Seidemann, Tamber Ray and Mike Romano met with Suzanne Yelen, Alec MacDonnell, Stephen Wang and Cathy Zima from the Wireline Competition Bureau to discuss performance testing obligations for small, rural providers.

NTCA Files Comments on Connect America Fund Phase II Auction and ETC Designations

On December 17, 2018, NTCA filed an Ex Parte letter to FCC responding to comments filed by the Wireless Internet Service Providers Associations (WISPA) on December 5, 2018. NTCA's comments highlighted agreements with WISPA on ETC designations and further clarified NTCA's stance on other aspects of the CAF Phase II auction.