Federal Filings and Ex Parte

NTCA Shirley Bloomfield talks with FCC Commissioners to offer support for USF draft order

On December 6, 2018, NTCA Chief Executive Officer, Shirley Bloomfield spoke with FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Commissioner Brendan Carr to express support for the draft order in respect to the universal service fund (USF). 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.

NTCA Talks with Special Counsel to Chairman 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). 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.

NTCA and Industry Partners meet with FCC to Discuss Robocalls

On December 3, 2018, Brian Ford, Senior Regulatory Counsel, joined colleagues from the American Cable Association, CTIA and USTelecom to support the Federal Communications Commission's goals to protect consumers and reduce unwanted robocalls but urged the Commission to make a number of minor changes in the draft Order that would help ensure the reporting process on discontinued telephone numbers is minimally burdensome for smaller service providers.

NTCA Talks with staff from Commissioner O'Rielly's Office to offer support for the USF draft order

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). 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.

NTCA Expresses Support for USF Draft Order to staff from Chairman Pai's Office and the Wireline Competition Bureau

On November 29, 2018, Mike Romano, NTCA Vice President of Policy, met with Preston Wise, special counsel to Chairman Ajit Pai and staff from the Wireline Competition Bureau. NTCA expressed support for the draft order in respect to the universal service fund (USF) and mentioned the draft order would take substantial steps towards the fulfillment of statutory mandates with respect to predictability and promote the effectiveness of existing USF support mechanisms.

NTCA Meets with FCC Wireline Advisors to Express Support for USF Draft Order

On November 27, 2018, Mike Romano, NTCA Senior Vice President of Policy, met with Arielle Roth, wireline legal advisor and Kagen Depain, legal intern, from the office of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly; Jamie Susskind, chief of staff for Commissioner Brendan Carr; and Travis Litman, chief of staff for Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to express support for the draft order in respect to the universal service fund (USF). 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.

NTCA Discusses Connect America Fund with Suzanne Yelen of the Wireline Competition Bureau

On November 19, 2018, Mike Romano, NTCA Senior Vice President, spoke with Suzanne Yelen of the Wireline Competition Bureau about Connect America Fund issues. NTCA discussed the establishment of robust but reasonable build-out obligations for companies receiving federal high-cost universal service fund support.

NTCA Files Comments on Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act

On November 16, 2018, NTCA filed comments to the Wireline Competition Bureau in regards to Section 889 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. NTCA members are committed to well-target proposals to address threats within the telecommunications supply chain and understand the important role they play in protecting public safety and integrity of the telecommunications network.